Forecasters at the Bermuda Weather Service say conditions are expected to deteriorate on Wednesday night “in advance of approaching Hurricane Larry”.

“Winds will gradually strengthen with the potential for more organised rainfall,” according to the latest check.

“Powerful swells associated with Larry arrive today. Seas gradually become hazardous with dangerous surf and rip currents.”

As of this morning, Hurricane Larry was a Category 3 storm, situated some 730 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands and moving northwest at 12 mph.

MSN reports: “A northwest motion and decrease in speed is expected in the next few days.

“Larry is expected to remain a major hurricane through the middle of the week.

“The hurricane is expected to move across the central Atlantic and approach Bermuda by mid-week.

“Forecasters have said conditions for an above-average season are even more favorable than what had been previously predicted.

“National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity because El Niño has ended.

“NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center previously put the chances for an above-normal season at 30 percent. That is now up to 45 percent in the latest outlook.

“The likelihood of near-normal activity is now at 35%, and the chance of below-normal activity has dropped to 20%, forecasters said.

“The number of predicted storms is also greater with NOAA now expecting 10 to 17 named storms. Five to nine of those are forecast to become hurricanes.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.