Jose strengthens into dangerous Category 3 hurricane

Jose strengthens into dangerous Category 3 hurricane

MIAMI: Jose strengthened on Thursday into a dangerous Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

The hurricane is about 955 km east of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 195 kph, the NHC said in its latest advisory, adding that some additional strengthening is possible during the next 24 to 36 hours.

Jose is heading for the Caribbean and models then show it veering to the north before Puerto Rico. Barbuda, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma this week, is under a hurricane watch, it added.

 

REUTERS