LOCATION: 14.0 degrees north, 48.2 degrees west DISTANCE: ABOUT 1146 MILES SOUTH EAST OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS MOVEMENT: WEST-NORTH WEST, NEAR 10 MPH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 105 MPH MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 976 MB
Hurricane Danny has been upgraded to a Category Two Hurricane. The system strengthened significantly overnight and continues to strengthen. Further intensification is expected before Danny encounters a less conducive environment and begins to show signs of weakening during the next 48 hours.
At 11:00 a.m., the centre of Hurricane Danny was located near latitude 14 degrees north, longitude 48.2 degrees west or about 1146 miles south east of the British Virgin Islands. Danny is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 miles per hour (mph). A turn toward the west is expected on Saturday
Maximum sustained winds remain near105 mph with higher gusts.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 976 mb.
Danny remains a compact hurricane. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the centre.
A National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate Danny late this afternoon.
Expected Impacts on Land
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico: Power outages are likely due to increased winds possibly by late Monday or early Tuesday. Flooding and landslides are also possible.
Residents of the British Virgin Islands are advised to monitor the system as it progresses and keep abreast of updates issued by the Department of Disaster Management.
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