Hurricane Larry will likely bring life-threatening currents by midweek to the East Coast, which is still grappling with Ida’s aftermath

Hurricane Larry will likely bring life-threatening currents by midweek to the East Coast, which is still grappling with Ida’s aftermath

  • Significant swells are forecast to reach Bermuda, the East Coast, and Atlantic Canada sometime midweek.
  • The National Hurricane Center’s advisory for Larry estimates gusts up to nearly 150 mph.
  • Hurricane Larry is the twelfth named storm and fifth hurricane of 2021.

Less than a week after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc from the Gulf Coast to New England, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is tracking a new threat in the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Larry.

Large swells are expected to impact islands in the Caribbean from Sunday through Tuesday before reaching Bermuda, the East Coast, and Atlantic Canada sometime midweek, according to a Saturday night NHC advisory

“These swells will likely cause life-threatening surf and rip conditions, and beachgoers and other interests along these coasts are urged to follow the advice of lifeguards and local officials through the coming week,” the advisory said.

The NHC forecast advisory for Hurricane Larry estimates the cyclone will sustain a maximum wind speed of 120 mph, with gusts up to nearly 150 mph.

Larry is the year’s twelfth named storm; four other storms — Elsa, Grace, Henri, and Ida — also became hurricanes.

 

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