It was also issued a warning saying that it will probably be a major storm by the time it passes through the Leewards late on Monday (local time). The British Virgin Islands, St Kitts and Nevis and Anguilla are also on the new hurricane path. Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique and the British overseas territory of Montserrat are on the hurricane warning too.Actually, the storm is seeing sustained winds of up to 85mph (140km/h).
Hurricane Maria prediction
It is expected to strengthen to a category two hurricane and then quickly to a category three as it slams the Leeward Islands and northern Windward Islands, with damaging winds, flooding, rainfall and storm surges, late on Monday and through Tuesday. During the middle of the week Hurricane Maria is then set to strengthen further to a category four. Torrential rainfall could cause deadly flash flooding and mudslides. Maria could dump 6 to 12 inches of rain across the Leeward Islands including Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands through Wednesday night.