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Hurricane Matthew Heading For The Central And Northwestern Bahamas

2016-10-05 11:58:19 | (0 Comments)

At 4:00 a.m. the eye of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 21.5 north, longitude 74.9 west or 85 km east-northeast of Cabo Lucrecia, Cuba.

Matthew is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 km/h. This motion is expected to continue today, followed by a northwestward turn tonight. On this track, Matthew will be moving across the Bahamas through Thursday, and is expected to be very near the east coast of Florida by Thursday evening.

Maximum sustained winds are near 185 km/h with higher gusts. Matthew is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some slight strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.

Hurricane Matthew is no longer a direct to Jamaica.

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation.



At 4:00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Nicole was located near latitude 24.3 north, longitude 61.8 west or 790 km north northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Nicole is moving toward the west northwest near 9 km/h, A turn toward the northwest is expected later today, followed by a turn toward the north by late Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 85 km/h with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical Storm Nicole is not a threat to Jamaica.

Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News

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