MIAMI – A new subtropical storm dubbed Leslie has formed in the past few hours in the North Atlantic, but it is predicted to be a “short-lived cyclone,” the National Hurricane Center announced on Sunday.
In its 11:00 am advisory, the Miami-based NHC said that Leslie is moving west at approximately 6 kilometers (about 3.5 miles) per hour and is located 1,845 km (1,145 mi.) west-southwest of Portugal’s Azores Islands.
The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph (40 mph), although gusts are somewhat stronger.
Although it may possibly strengthen slightly, the forecast is for Leslie to be absorbed by a larger non-tropical system in the middle of next week.
On the other hand, Tropical Storm Kirk continues to move quickly westwards through the Atlantic from the vicinity of the Cabo Verde Islands
At 11:00 am, Kirk was located at about latitude 9.3 north, longitude 30.2 west and moving westwards at 33 kph (21 mph).
The forecast is for Kirk to pick up speed as it moves through the Atlantic up until Tuesday, but at present the NHC says it poses no danger to land.