Having fanned tropical storm strength squalls and some very heavy rainfall across Bermuda today, tropical storm ALEX is now some 175 miles slightly east of north of Bermuda and headed east-nor’east at a sprightly 28 knots. This is still producing gusts of 55 knots over a fairly large 200 mile radius windfield but decreasing as the cyclone accelerates seaward. I haven’t checked the Canadian guy yet but one or two rational modellers have the remnants gathering as an extratropical storm headed for the United Kingdom early next week. Hard to predict a fast moving storm with any accuracy and I don’t doubt this may be a possibility, although I will stick my neck out and set this on course to pass north of the British Isles.

Lumpy seas and strong squally winds in the western Atlantic, otherwise stand easy.