New hurricane may disrupt weekend travel

Katia may become major hurricane passing north of Caribbean

No sooner had Irene passed than Katia emerged on the edge of the Caribbean with winds in excess of 120 km/h. It could become a major hurricane by the weekend, according to the US National Hurricane Centre, likely to be driving high winds into the Lesser Antilles by the end of Friday. Katia (pictured) is currently moving slowly about 1600 kilometres east of the Leeward Islands, but is expected to speed up dramatically to a Category 3 hurricane.


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