The Dominica Meteorological Service is warning interests in Dominica to monitor the progress of Irma, which was upgraded to a hurricane at 11:00 am on Thursday.

The system is located over the eastern Atlantic about 1,825 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west north west near 10mph with maximum sustained winds near 100 mph.

The center of the system 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 feeder bands from Irma and rough seas could affect the island, the Dominica Meteorological Service said.

Meantime, a high-pressure system has established itself across the area. However, low-level clouds moving westward could result in occasional cloudiness and a few showers across parts of the island chain during the next 12 hours.

A westward moving tropical wave located just east of the Lesser Antilles is expected to approach the area by tomorrow, Friday.

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