Haiti + 11 more

Americas: Hurricane Irma - Information Bulletin N° 1

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published
Origin
View original

Attachments

The Situation

According to the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Hurricane Centre (NHC), Hurricane Irma’s centre was located near latitude 18.8 north, longitude 39.1 west at 5 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST) (2100 Coordinated Universal Time [UTC]). Irma is moving toward the west at around 13 mph (20 km/h). A turn toward the west-south-west is expected by tomorrow, 2 September 2017. Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, as maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h), with higher gusts; while fluctuations in strength (up or down) are possible over the next few days, Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through the weekend. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 964 mb (28.47 inches).