Hurricane Jose Is Category 1, Continues to Weaken

Unlike other hurricanes in this part of the Atlantic Ocean, which tend to race out to sea, meteorologists expect that Jose will make a tight clockwise loop in the open waters over the three days, during which it will not affect any land areas.

"Canada appears more like than the receive a hit from Jose at this point, but it is too early to be believer in these long-range model forecasts", Masters wrote in his Cat 6 blog on Weather Underground.

The path of Jose is interesting with a large loop taking place over the Atlantic before making another run at the United States towards the middle of end of next week.

The latest European model shows Jose circling around the west Atlantic for much of the upcoming week.

In the meantime, the hurricane center continues monitoring Jose's progression and intensity, while Hispaniola, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands brace for rough surf and rip currents over the next few days. Still, the cone of uncertainty comes uncomfortably close, within 200 miles of Florida and 50 miles from the Bahamas.

"Within the next 72 hours we would get a better picture of Jose in terms of posing any immediate threat to the country at this time". But with Harvey and Irma, it has now experienced two Category 4 landfalls in 16 days. It will likely dissipate from Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center said.

Forecasters are eyeing the path of Hurricane Jose, as it circles close to the south-east coast of the United States of America, in case remnants of the storm impact Britain's weather. We'll have to wait and see what's in store as we move past the peak of the hurricane season. Last year, Hurricane Otto formed on November 20 and made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 2 storm.

  • Jon Douglas