Irma is a an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days.
pic.twitter.com/gx0k4YETc B — Antigua Met Service (@anumetservice) September 5, 2017 At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 16.8 North, longitude 58.4 West.
Irma is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest tonight.
Irma is now among the 7 most powerful storms on record to cross the Atlantic.