Meteorological Service of Jamaica

09/19/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/19/2019 04:37

NEWS RELEASE

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:00 a.m.

At 4:00 a.m. the center of Hurricane Humberto was located near latitude 35.2 degrees North, longitude 62.2 degrees West. Humberto is moving toward the northeast near 35 km/h. This general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a north-northeastward motion at a slower forward speed Thursday night and Friday. A turn toward the east-northeast is expected Friday night and Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Humberto will continue to move away from Bermuda.

Maximum sustained winds are near 205 km/h with higher gusts. Humberto is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The hurricane should start to weaken today, and it is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday.

Hurricane Humberto is not a threat to Jamaica.

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.

Meanwhile...

***...JERRY NEAR HURRICANE STRENGTH...***

At 4:00 a.m. the center of Tropical Storm Jerry was located near latitude 16.0 degrees North, longitude 53.2 degrees West. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 26 km/h. A west-northwest motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will be near or north of the northern Leeward Islands Friday and pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 km/h with higher gusts. Jerry is forecast to become a hurricane later today, with little change in strength anticipated on Friday or Saturday.

Tropical Storm Jerry is not a threat to Jamaica.

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.

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