At 5 am today, Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 19.0 degrees north and longitude 41.8 degrees west or about 1320 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is moving towards the west near 14mph. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 110mph making Irma a powerful category two hurricane.

The center of Hurricane Irma is projected to move just northeast of the area by Tuesday into Wednesday of next week.

Interests in Dominica are advised to monitor the progress of this system and to make all the necessary preparations as Irma continues to move towards the Lesser Antilles.