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Jose becomes Category 4 hurricane east-southeast of Leeward Islands

Ersin Çelik
17:25 - 8/09/2017 Friday
Update: 17:27 - 8/09/2017 Friday
REUTERS
Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose (R) and Hurricane Katia (L) are pictured in the Atlantic Ocean in this September 7, 2017 photo.
Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose (R) and Hurricane Katia (L) are pictured in the Atlantic Ocean in this September 7, 2017 photo.

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.

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.

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