Larry far from any land as Category 3 hurricane

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Sept. 5 (UPI) — Hurricane Larry remained a major hurricane Sunday but was situated well east of any land.

On Friday night it intensified into a Category 3 storm.

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In its 5 p.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center said the eye of the storm was located about 830 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and about 1,195 miles southeast of Bermuda. It had 125 mph sustained winds and was moving northwest at 13 mph.

The hurricane was not near land and no warnings or watches were in effect.

Larry is expected to remain a major hurricane through the middle of the week but little change in strength is forecast during the next few days, though fluctuations in intensity will be possible.

“Swells generated by Larry are expected to reach the Lesser Antilles today, and will spread westward to portions of the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and Bermuda on Monday and Tuesday,” the NHC said.

And “significant swells” will likely reach the East Coast of United States and Atlantic Canada by midweek. ” They are forecast to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.