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Jose becomes Category 4 hurricane east-southeast of Leeward Islands
September 8, 2017 / 2:34 PM / in a month

Jose becomes Category 4 hurricane east-southeast of Leeward Islands

(Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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