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Danny continues toward the Leeward Islands


Danny continues toward the Leeward Islands

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THE CENTRE OF Tropical Storm Danny is expected to pass near or over portions of the Leeward Islands late tonight or early Monday.

At 11 a.m. the centre of the system was located near latitude 15.8 degrees north, longitude 57.3 degrees west.

Danny is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h), and a westward to west-north-westward motion is expected over the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the centre.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, and the US Virgin Islands while the government of France has discontinued the tropical storm watch for Guadeloupe, St Barthelemy, and St Martin.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla while a tropical storm watch remains for Saba and St Eustatius and St Maarten. (NB)