Newsdeck

Hurricane Jose strengthens to Category Three storm: forecasters

By AFP 8 September 2017

Hurricane Jose strengthened to a Category Three storm Thursday, as it followed in the path of monster Hurricane Irma, US weather forecasters said.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm, located east of the Lesser Antilles, was packing winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour), as it moved northwest at nearly 18 miles per hour (30 kilometers per hour).

“Some additional strengthening is possible during the next 24 to 36 hours,” the NHC said.

Hurricane Irma — at Category Five, the highest level on the Saffir-Simpson scale — battered a string of Caribbean islands on Wednesday and appears to be on a collision course with southern Florida. 

Besides hurricanes Jose and Irma there is another Atlantic hurricane, Katia — a Category One storm — in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

According to meteorologists the last time there were three active hurricanes in the Atlantic at the same time was September 2010. DM

Gallery

In other news...

July 18 marks Nelson Mandela day. All over the country, South African citizens devote 67 minutes to charitable causes in memory of Madiba. It's a great initiative and one of those few occasions in South Africa where we come together as a nation in pursuit of a common cause. An annual 67 minutes isn't going to cut it though.

In the words of Madiba: "A critical, independent and investigative free press is the lifeblood of any democracy."

Every day Daily Maverick investigates and exposes the deep rot of state capture and corruption but we need your help. Without our readers' support we simply won't survive. We created Maverick Insider as a membership platform where our readers can become part of our community while ensuring that we can keep doing the investigations that we do and, crucially, that our articles remain free to everyone that reads them. Sign up to Maverick Insider this Mandela Month and make that meaningful contribution last longer than 67 minutes.For whatever amount you choose, you can support Daily Maverick and it only takes a minute.

Support Daily MaverickPayment options


Comments - share your knowledge and experience

Please note you must be a Maverick Insider to comment. Sign up here or if you are already an Insider.

ZUMA'S STALINGRAD

Minister of Intelligence: ‘I won’t touch Zuma dossier now. Let Commission complete its work’

By Ferial Haffajee

"What magic are you who dies and still lives on?" ~ Lebo Mashile