Hurricane Ida has only just departed US shores, and Americans already have another storm to fear in Hurricane Larry. The system, which is the fifth hurricane of 2021, has spent weeks ambling over from Africa. But it has intensified, and the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), an arm of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said it could cause trouble this week.
The NHC currently states Hurricane Larry is quickly gathering steam from its perch in the Atlantic.
At present, maximum sustained winds have built up to 120mph, although it is currently out of range of the US mainland.
The storm is 1,015 miles away from Bermuda and moving northwest at roughly 10mph.
The organisation has not released any warnings but did state the storm could eventually cause trouble on the east coast.
These winds could mean that, at its centre, the hurricane’s winds could generate waves up to 50ft.
Any resulting swells will likely generate “life-threatening surf and rip current conditions” in the affected areas.
Further “significant swells” could reach the US east coast and Canada by “midweek”.
These areas will likely continue to bear the worst of the storm until the end of the week.