Watches issued as another hurricane threatens battered region

The government of Antigua has issued a Hurricane Watch for the islands of Antigua and Barbuda as Hurricane Jose churns towards the islands.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the islands of Anguilla, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Saba and St Eustatius.

Interests elsewhere in the northern Leeward Islands and Virgin Islands have been urged to monitor the progress of Jose.

At 11 a.m. the center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 14.9 North, longitude 50.6 West. Jose is moving
toward the west-northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h). The hurricane is expected to continue on this heading with a slight decrease in forward speed during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Jose is expected to become a major hurricane on Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 986 mb (29.12 inches).

18 Responses to Watches issued as another hurricane threatens battered region

  1. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow September 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Dreadful indeed

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  2. Lisa Clarke
    Lisa Clarke September 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    !!!

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  3. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean September 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    My God have mercy

    Reply
  4. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown September 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    So what aboùt Jamaica Barbados an Donald Trump???? Kmt mi vex

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    • Merisa Jemmott
      Merisa Jemmott September 7, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      ? What u mean by wat u said

      Reply
    • Tracy Brown
      Tracy Brown September 7, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      D same thing it say is d sane ting mi mean no apologies

      Reply
    • Deryck Grant
      Deryck Grant September 7, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      So u would like Barbados, Jamaica distroy also are u kidding me

      Reply
    • Merisa Jemmott
      Merisa Jemmott September 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      When it come i wud like it take up only u stupid ass like u

      Reply
  5. Marcia Jpaul
    Marcia Jpaul September 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    My goodness…

    Reply
  6. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony September 7, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Jose is now a category 3 hurricane with winds at 120mph and still no hurricane watch issued for Barbados

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  7. fedup September 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Dee Johnnie dat want de hurricane int have tuh wait. She can go to the sea and jump in when it ruff as ass and save she family (if she got any) some money if she body end up in a shark guts.

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  8. Bobotheclown September 7, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Stupidness, and stupid people are closely related. When two fools get into a spat ,it is very hard to decipher any difference. Why should Barbados be issued with a Hurricane watch if there curently is no threat? I am sure if the projected course warrants an advise, our Meteorologist will be able to provide the populace with it.

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