Hoosbuien on arrival on Caribbean islands

Hoosbuien on arrival on Caribbean islands

World September 19, 2017 06:48

amsterdam - In St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius, the long-standing hurricane Maria will cause extremely high precipitation. Weeronline expects the islands to get rain between 150 and 200 millimeters on Tuesday, possibly with more than 300 millimeters in space. That has fallen more than in September in the wettest places in the Netherlands.

On Saba and Saint Eustatius the wind swells to power 11, on St. Maarten the weather agency expects wind power 9 to 10.

Maria is now a hurricane of category 5, the highest. Islands like Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Kitts are threatening to get the full lag, after which the hurricane is expected about Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. On St. Maarten and the islands of the Caribbean, there will probably not be any energy power.

At 22.00 Dutch time the hurricane is closest to Sint Eustatius, about 100 kilometers away. Two hours later, Maria draws to Saba. St. Maarten is 50 kilometers further away from the hurricane.

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