Foreign Office issues warning over Hurricane Isaac

The UK Foreign Office has issued a hurricane warning to British holidaymakers in the Caribbean for later this week.

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.”

Weather.com 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.”

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