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MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say Gert, the second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean, has begun its turn toward the northeast.

The National Hurricane Center says Gert was about 420 miles (675 kilometers) west of Bermuda mid-day Monday and had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). The storm was moving north-northeast at 10 mph (17 kph).

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

The weather advisory says a gradual turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected through the next couple of days.

Swells generated by Gert will spread northward along the East coast of the United States from North Carolina northward to New York. Swells also are expected to affect Bermuda. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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