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Jose becomes Category 4 hurricane east-southeast of Leeward Islands
September 8, 2017 / 2:26 PM / 2 months ago

Jose becomes Category 4 hurricane east-southeast of Leeward Islands

(Reuters) - Hurricane Jose has gained in strength and intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Friday.

Hurricane Irma (L) and Hurricane Jose are pictured in the Atlantic Ocean in this September 7, 2017 NOAA satellite handout photo. NOAA/Handout via REUTERS

Jose is about 435 miles (700 km) east-southeast of the Northern Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour (240 kmph), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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