After the devastating hurricane, Irma shattered the Caribbean islands, another fresh hurricane Maria is all set to hit the Caribbean islands. The second hurricane has already caused a lot of fear in the minds of the people. The main reason behind this is that the people have not even recovered from the losses of hurricane Irma and another is already prepared to hit the islands. Weather forecasters are of the viewpoint that this hurricane, Maria would be intensifying at a very rapid pace and into a major hurricane since it has already ripped into the Leeward Islands on Monday night. The strength of hurricane Maria was strongly building up as it was slowly approaching the Lesser Antilles. This was as per the reports of the National Hurricane Centre of the United States. They have estimated the speed of the winds of hurricane Maria is nearly 90 miles per hour.
Weather forecasters mentioned that Maria is expected to develop into a major hurricane as it moves forward through the Leeward Islands. They also clearly stated with emphasis that hurricane Maria would be rapidly strengthening within the next 48 hours. Hurricane Maria is approaching the eastern part of the Caribbean Islands in a time period of fewer than two weeks after the killer hurricane had already devastated the area before moving into the US region of Florida. The storm is considered to be one of the most powerful that was ever recorded in the Atlantic with the speed of the winds of about 185 miles per hour that killed at least 84 people from whom half of them were the residents of the Caribbean Islands.
As of 2 am EDT, the centre of the storm was about 90 miles to the northeastern part of Barbados and about a distance of about 170 miles to the southeastern part of the Leeward island of Dominica. The speed of the movement of the storm is about 13 miles per hour. The hurricane conditions were expected in the regions of Guadalupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. The hurricane centre also warned Puerto Rico to keep a close eye on the storm. The British Virgin Islands and St. Martin, which was devastated by the previous Hurricane Irma, were under a hurricane watch. At the same time, the US Virgin Islands and Anguilla were also under a similar type of hurricane watch.