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Barbados still under storm watch

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Barbados still under storm watch

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A Tropical Storm watch is still in effect for Barbados.
The Barbados Meteorological Services issued an early morning weather advisory stating that storm conditions are likely to affect the island within 24 hours. “At 5 a.m. the center of Tropical Depression #5 was located near latitude 12.8 north, longitude 52.6 west or about 460 miles, 740 km to east-southeast of Barbados. The Depression is moving toward the west at near 21 mph,” stated the advisory.On the present track Met officials are predicting that the center of the system is expected to pass just north of Barbados early Friday morning and will move across the central Lesser Antilles late Friday evening. The next advisory will be issued at 11 this morning. (PR/CM)