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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 September 2018

Jose expected to become a hurricane again in the Atlantic

The storm's maximum sustained winds have reached 110kph

Tropical Storm Jose is expected to re-strengthen to a hurricane and produce high surfs and life-threatening conditions along the US East Coast as it moves up the Atlantic.

The storm's maximum sustained winds were measured at 110 kilometres per hour early on Friday and it is forecast to become a hurricane again later in the day.

Jose is centred about 575 kilometres north-east of the south-eastern Bahamas and is moving west-north-west.

Meanwhile, a new tropical depression has formed far out over the Atlantic and is expected to become a tropical storm. The US National Hurricane Centre says the depression's maximum sustained winds are near 55 kph and it is forecast to reach tropical storm strength either late on Friday or Saturday. .

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