Sam a Category 4 hurricane

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    Sam is now a Category 4 hurricane, however no watches or warnings have been issued for any part of the Caribbean.

    However, it is expected to cause some rough sea conditions.

    According to the National Hurricane Centre, Sam is still out in the Atlantic Ocean, moving toward the west-northwest.

    Swells generated by this system are forecast to reach the Lesser Antilles early this week.

    These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

    Maximum sustained winds for Hurricane Sam are near 230 km/h.

    The NHC says some fluctuations in intensity are expected during the next day or so, after which some slow weakening is forecast.

    Hurricane Sam poses no direct threat to T&T.

    See the NHC’s forecast path for Hurricane Sam: