During the early morning Hurricane Irma has continued to intensify over waters of the central Atlantic, now its maximum sustained winds reach 240 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts and a central pressure that has fallen to 937 hectoPascal, making it an intense category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale of a maximum of five. Irma maintains the western course at the rate of 22 kilometers per hour.
At six o'clock this morning, the center of Hurricane Irma was estimated at 16.6 degrees north latitude and 57.2 degrees west longitude, placing it 490 kilometers east of Antigua Island, a northern group of the Lesser Antilles.
In the next 12 to 24 hours, Irma is expected to remain with similar course and speed of translation and will gradually tilt its course to the northeast northeast tonight, gained more in intensity. In this trajectory the center of Irma will spend tonight, near or on, the northeast portion of the northern group of the Lesser Antilles.
The next tropical cyclone warning about Hurricane Irma will be issued at 6 pm today. With information of cubadebate.cu