Product ID: 2669 - English
Published: 18 Sep, 2017
GLIDE: TC20170918DMA

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After IRMA-17 a new hurricane called MARIA constitutes a potential threat to the areas previously affected by IRMA over 6-13 September. MARIA is expected to affect the Caribbean region and to potentially become a category 3 hurricane as it moves closer to Guadeloupe, Dominica, Puerto Rico and other islands in the region. Tropical cyclone MARIA continued moving west-northwest, strengthening. On 18 September at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located 145 km from Barbados and 270 km from Dominica. It had maximum sustained wind speeds of 150 km/h (category 1 hurricane). The centre of MARIA may move across the Leeward islands in the evening of 18 September, strengthening further. It may then reach the coast of Dominica as a category 2 hurricane, before moving toward Puerto Rico. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect the Leeward Islands, Windward Islands and Puerto Rico on 18-20 September. As of 18 September at 8.00 UTC, a hurricane warning is in effect for Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Martinique. A tropical storm warning is also in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, Saba and St. Eustatius and St. Lucia.
Cyclone Track: Joint Research Center-GDACS
Administrative Levels: GADM
Spatial Demographic Data: WorldPop (2015)
Analysis: UNITAR-UNOSAT (18/09/2017)