Disturbance Fifty Eight is now centred around 400 miles south of Nova Scotia, slowly moving east. This has yet to develop tropical or sub-tropical characteristics but is nonetheless a powerful storm causing gale force winds across a significant area. This will turn to the south-east over the next day or two and may yet develop tropical characteristics and become a named storm over the weekend or early next week.

Aside from foul weather in the north-west Atlantic, stand easy.

Image Richard Desmond