Hurricane Sam is small but dangerous according to the latest report from the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC).
As of 11am AST (3pm BST) the storm was located 1,095 miles east-southeast from the Northern Leeward Islands.
The Category 3 storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 120mp which some additional strengthening expected to hit Category 4 strength by Sunday.
Some fluctuations in the hurricane’s intensity are possible early next week.
Sam is a small hurricane with hurricane-force winds extending outward up to 25 miles from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 105 miles.