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By: Spokesman Newsroom

BASSETERRE, St.Kitts-
Following the recent passage of hurricane Irma, residents of St.Kitts and Nevis are urged to monitor the movement of hurricane Jose, which in a most recent update, was located over 800 miles from the twin-island Federation.

The Senior Meteorological Officer of the St. Kitts Meteorological Services, Elmo Burke, has informed that the Government of Antigua has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for St. Kitts and Nevis effective 11am today Thursday 7th September 2017.

Reportedly, the watch is issued in anticipation of tropical storm conditions possibly affecting St. Kitts- Nevis within the next 48 hours.

It was further disclosed that at 11am today, Hurricane Jose was located at 14.9North 50.6West or approximately 820 miles ESE of St. Kitts and Nevis.

“It has maximum sustained winds near 90mph that makes it a Category 1 Hurricane. The minimum central pressure is 986mbs. It is moving in a WNW direction and based on this projection, it should be in our vicinity on Saturday 9th September 2017. Hurricane Jose is expected to strengthen as it approaches the general direction of the island chain.

Hurricane force winds extend out 15 miles from the center; and tropical storm force winds extend out to 80 miles from the center.

This morning at 5:00 AM, the center of hurricane Jose was located near latitude 14.8 north, longitude 49.1 west or 899 miles east of St.Kitts and Nevis.

Jose was then moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h).