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Dorian still advancing


Dorian still advancing

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Barbados remains under storm warning pending the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian, and a tropical storm watch has now been issued for Dominica.

A tropical storm warning also remains in effect for, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines, while Martinique, and Grenada and its dependencies remain under tropical storm watch.

At 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Dorian was centred near 11.7N 55.3W or about 300 miles (485 km) east-southeast of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds are n ear 50 mph (85km/h), with tropical storm force winds extending outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the centre. The minimum central pressure is 1003mb (29.62 inches).

The system continues to move towards the west at 14 mph (22 km/h) and on this track, the centre of Dorian is expected to pass over or near Barbados late tomorrow.

Winds between 50 to 60mph (85 to 97km/h) with higher gusts are expected to spread across Barbados tomorrow afternoon and persist into early Tuesday morning.

In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms are expected. Rainfall of two to four inches (50 to 100 mm) are possible with isolated higher amounts and some flash-flooding is likely in low-lying areas.

Large easterly to south-easterly swells of 2.5 to 3.5m (eight to 12 feet) are also forecast to accompany the system. Large waves and dangerous rip-tides can be expected.

A high-surf advisory and a small-craft warning will be in effect from 12 p.m. tomorrow 6 a.m. on Tuesday. (PR)

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