At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lester was located near latitude 20.5 North, longitude 151.0 West.
Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches).