Hurricane Irma track update LIVE: Latest path as Irma hits Miami and Orlando Florida | Weather | News

Bringing you the latest path updates, storm track, weather models, tracking maps, latest forecasts and video footage as the storm arrives south of Florida.

The cataclysmic 4 hurricane, with powerful winds reaching up to 130 mph, has left a trail of destruction across the Cuba, the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Hurricane Irma’s current death toll has risen to at least 20 people, with the Caribbean islands of Barbuda and St Martin reduced to “rubble”.

The cyclone is now forecast to head down the west coast of Florida over the next several hours before heading inland towards Georgia.

We will have the very latest Hurricane Irma news in one place, updated throughout the day and night until the storm has passed. All times are in EDT.

Here are live updates from the the NOAA, National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the National Weather Service (NWS) as well as the most advanced weather models from around the world.

Sunday September 10

5.18am EDT: Life threatening conditions forecast for West Coast

The National Hurricane Center is warning of “imminent life threatening” conditions along the west coast of Florida.

The NHC said: “There is an imminent danger of life-threatening storm surge flooding along much of the Florida west coast, including the Florida Keys, where a Storm Surge Warning is in effect. 

“The threat of catastrophic storm surge flooding is highest along the southwest coast of Florida, where 10 to 15 feet of inundation above ground level is expected. 

“This is a life-threatening situation.”

Hurricane Irma is forecast to produce heavy rainfall and inland flooding, as hurricane conditions continue to spread inland.

5.15am EDT: Hurricane Irma will cover entire state of Florida

Fox News meteorologist Adam Klutz tweeted: “It’s not just about Irma’s eye. Hurricane force winds will cover the entire state.”

Hurricane-force winds currently extend as far as 80 miles (130 km) out form the eye of the storm. 

Mr Klutz also said: “One of the biggest concerns with Irma is the storm surge, areas from Naples to Fort Myers will see a surge as high as 15 feet.”

5am EDT: Eye of Irma to move across Lower Florida Keys

As of 5am EDT, the eye of the storm is located only 40 miles (65 km) south-southeast of Key West and 140 miles (225 km) south of Naples.

The deadly cyclone is pushing forward at a speed of 8 mph (13 km/h) and has reached maximum sustained…

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