At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 19.0 North, longitude 41.8 West. Irma is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A west-southwest motion is expected during the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. Fluctuations in strength, up or down, are possible during the next couple of days, but Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane into early next week.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).