Jose now Category 2 hurricane, seen a major storm on Friday: NHC

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 07, 2017 2:11 PM

(Reuters) - Jose strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale and is expected to become a major hurricane on Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Thursday.

Jose was about 660 miles (1,060 km) east of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 km/h), the NHC said.

Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, the NHC added.

(Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by James Dalgleish)