Joaquin update: Upgraded to Category 4, Bermuda on Hurricane Watch
The Meteorological Service says at 4 p.m. the centre of Hurricane Joaquin was located near Latitude 27.0 degrees north and Longitude 70.5 degrees west or about 805 km South-west of Bermuda.
Joaquin is moving toward the northeast near 28 km/h, and this motion is expected to continue through tonight.
A turn toward the north-northeast is forecast on Sunday.
On the forecast track, the eye of Joaquin will pass west of Bermuda on Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 240 km/h with higher gusts.
Joaquin is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Some fluctuations in intensity are likely tonight, but Joaquin is forecast to gradually weaken during the next 48 hours.