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Hurricane Mathew to hit Jamaica directly on Monday at category 4 strength

Hurricane Mathew to hit Jamaica directly on Monday at category 4 strength Featured

Gossip & Rumours Written by  Saturday, 01 October 2016 13:56 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Hurricane conditions are possible in Jamaica on Monday, with tropical storm conditions beginning late Sunday. The eye wall will hit KINGSTON. 


The US National Hurricane Center in Miami says Matthew is packing top sustained winds of 160 mph (260 kph) after gaining new strength Friday. The storm is about 80 miles (125 kilometres) northwest of Punta Gallinas, Colombia, and about 440 miles (710 kilometers) southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

The centre says that as of 11:00 pm Friday, the storm is moving west at 7 mph (11 kph).


Forecasters say they expect Matthew to remain a powerful hurricane through Sunday, when it is on track to approach Jamaica. Tropical storm conditions are possible there late Sunday and hurricane conditions possible Monday.

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