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HURRICANE JOSE UPDATE –ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE ACROSS BVI

HURRICANE JOSE UPDATE –ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE ACROSS BVI

September 10, 2017691Views

At 1100 p.m. the center of hurricane Jose was located near latitude 19.8 degrees North, longitude 63.4 degrees West.

Jose is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph and this motion is expected to continue through Sunday. A slower forward motion is expected on Monday as Jose makes a turn towards the north.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 130 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts. Jose is a category 4 hurricane and gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 944 millibars.

Based on the latest forecast track and analysis, hurricane Jose continues to move further away from the area. However lingering moisture and instability could still trigger some cloudy spells, showers and thunderstorms. Winds gusts of 25 knots are possible in showers. Seas will also remain rough with swells in excess of 8ft.

Meantime, skies tonight across the BVI will be cloudy with a high chance of showers. There is also a moderate chance of isolated thunderstorms developing. Tomorrow conditions will be variably cloudy with a high chance of showers. There is also a moderate chance of isolated thunderstorms developing.

Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.