A tropical storm warning has been lifted for Bermuda, but swells from a large storm affected the island and US coasts on Friday.
“These swells are likely to produce life-threatening waves that tear through current conditions throughout the weekend,” the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 p.m.
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that the hurricane could hit the East Coast.
Aar’s peak winds may slow down, but the storm’s wind area may expand, according to the Weather Service. This will “continue to generate large waves and swells across much of the western Atlantic.”
The emergency management office in Surf City, North Carolina, about 25 miles northeast of Wilmington, has told beachgoers to watch out for rip currents and large waves.
Boston’s National Weather Service urged people to keep a safe distance when watching the waves and reminded them that with the season over, many beaches no longer have lifeguards.
Earl was traveling northeast on Friday at about 26 mph. The maximum sustained wind speed she had was 105 mph, but the threat of becoming a major hurricane is gone (at least 111 mph winds).