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Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane warning for Britons holidaying in the Caribbean

The UK Foreign Office has issued a hurricane warning to British holidaymakers in the Caribbean while in the US a deadly storm is heading towards Carolina, Georgia and Virginia, and Hawaii is also expected to be hit by another storm.

Hurricane Isaac is currently pushing west through the tropical Atlantic Ocean and is expected to hit the Lesser Antilles later this week.


The FCO issued the following warning to Brits in, and travelling to, Caribbean islands including St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda and the Dominican Republic: "Hurricane Isaac is forecast to reach the Caribbean region on or around Thursday 13 September; you should monitor local and international weather updates and follow the advice of local authorities." has warned Isaac could bring tropical storm-force winds to Barbados and the central Lesser Antilles by late Wednesday or Thursday morning.


The weather site said: "Isaac was a Category 1 hurricane late on Monday morning, more than 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands. It is expected to grow stronger.


"Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands could see tropical storm-force wind gusts Thursday into Friday."


Meanwhile US President Donald Trump has issued a series of warnings to prepare for Hurricane Florence, which is gathering power as it approaches the Carolinas.

Mr Trump tweeted that this was 'one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years'.

Florence is at present a Category Four storm, with sustained winds of about 140mph. If it maintains its current path, it will hit North Carolina late on Thursday.

More than a million people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in Carolina and Virginia.


On its current track, Florence is predicted to make landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, late on Thursday.


A third Hurricane, Olivia, is heading towards Hawaii. "Hurricane Olivia is approaching the Hawaiian Islands as a category 1 with 85 mph sustained winds," said the Foreign Office. "Tropical storm conditions are expected in the next 24-36 hours. A tropical storm warning is in place for Hawaii and Maui Counties. A tropical storm watch is in place for Oahu County. You should follow the advice of local authorities. For more information check with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and the Central Pacific Hurricane Centre."

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