Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Met office of Jamaica monitors 'major hurricane' projection

The projection of the path of the possible storm shared by the Met Service.

The projection of the path of the possible storm shared by the Met Service.

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says it is monitoring a weather system which is projected to become a major hurricane that could affect the island.

While advising Jamaicans to stay prepared in a Twitter post Monday evening, the Met Service noted that it was "a possible development being predicted but right now the region is relatively quiet."

The projection is that the storm, which would be named Epsilon, will be approaching Jamaica from the south next week as a hurricane.

There have so far been 25 named storms this hurricane season, three less than the record 28 named storms which formed during the 2005 hurricane season which included powerful hurricanes such as Katrina, Rita and Wilma. 

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