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Thursday, September 7, 2017
By NEMO Saint Lucia @ 2:31 PM :: 668 Views :: Article Rating

At 2:00 PM today, the center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 15.2 North, longitude 51.4 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. Jose is now a category 2 Hurricane and maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts.  The MET OFFICE predicts that additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Jose is expected to become a major hurricane on Friday. 

A hurricane watch is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda and a tropical storm watch is in effect for some of the northern windward and leeward islands. A tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 24 km/h.

The National Emergency Management Organization and the Saint Lucia Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of these systems and provide updates as necessary. The public is reminded to stay vigilant during this active hurricane season, update family preparedness plans and undertake required activities accordingly. Remember that the official source for information are the MET OFFICE and NEMO in Saint Lucia.
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