Hurricane Jose LIVE: 8pm update from National Hurricane Center – NOAA latest path | Weather | News

The latest Jose update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 8pm EDT added no new hurricane watches or warnings – but still called for caution. 

Wind, rainfall, storm surges and surf were all still extremely dangerous factors to consider, they said.

The NHS said: “The core of Jose will continue to move away from the northern Leeward Islands overnight”

See below for a full break-down of the NHC update. 

NHC update: Current location. 

Hurricane Jose is currently located around 85 miles from the Northern Leeward Islands. 

NHC said: “At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Jose was located by reconnaissance aircraft near latitude 19.4 North, longitude 62.9 West.”

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NHC update: Forecast

Hurricane Jose is set to move away from the Northern Leeward Islands during the night. 

NHC said: “ Jose is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

“On the forecast track, the core of Jose will continue to move away from the northern Leeward Islands overnight.”

NHC update: Current wind

Wind speeds are a power 145 miles per hour – with even higher gusts. 

The update said: “Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts.  

“Jose is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  

“Little change in intensity is expected overnight, but gradual weakening should begin on Sunday.”

NHC: Threat to Caribbean

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for St. Martin, Sint Maarten and St. Barthelemy. 

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NHC update: Threats to be aware of

The NHC warned caution regarding wind, rainfall, storm surges and surf. 

It said: “WIND:  Tropical storm conditions, primarily in gusts, are expected within the tropical storm warning areas through this evening. 

“STORM SURGE:  Tidal levels will gradually subside over the northern Leeward Islands tonight.

“SURF:  Swells generated by Jose are affecting portions of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, and will begin to affect the northern coasts of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, and portions of the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands over the next couple of days.

“These swells are likely to produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.”

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