Hurricane Lee barreled over open waters just northeast of the Caribbean, unleashing heavy swell on several islands as it regained some strength and expanded in size.
The Category 3 hurricane is not forecast to make landfall and is expected to stay over open waters through Friday. Late Sunday, it was centered about 310 miles (500 kilometers) north of the northern Leeward Islands. Its maximum sustained winds were clocked at 120 mph (195 kph) and it was moving northwest at 8 mph (13 kph).
Last week, Lee strengthened from a Category 1 hurricane to a Category 5 hurricane in just one day.
The US National Hurricane Center said that dangerous surf and rip currents were expected to hit most of the US East Coast starting Sunday, but that the hurricane’s impact beyond that was still unclear
Source: Oman News Agency