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Tropical Storm Warning issued for Barbados


KOBIE BROOMES, [email protected]

Tropical Storm Warning issued for Barbados

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THE BARBADOS METEOROLOGICAL Services has upgraded the tropical storm watch to a tropical storm warning.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are imminent within the warning area, generally within 36 hours.

At 11:00 a.m. Tropical Storm “Dorian” was centered near 11.2N 52.9W or about 465 miles (750 km) east-southeast of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65km/h), with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 25 miles (40 km) from the center. The minimum central pressure is 1008mb (29.77 inches).

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

Sustained surface winds between 40 to 52mph (64 to 84km/h) expected to spread across Barbados l a t e Monday afternoon Tuesday morning.

In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods
thunderstorms are expected. Rainfall accumulations of at least 2
mm) are possible with isolated higher amounts. As a result,
likely in low-lying areas thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

Large easterly to south-easterly swells of 2.5 to 3.5m (8 to 12ft) are also forecast to accompany the system. Low-lying coastlines around the island will be particularly vulnerable at times of high tide. Large waves and dangerous rip-tides can be expected. These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators and fishermen. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water.

Thus, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect from 12 noon Monday 26th August 2019 until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, 27th August 2019.

A small-craft Warning means in this case that mean wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 62 km/h) and/or seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) will be affecting the marine area.

A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone.

The next intermediate advisory will be at 2:00 p.m.

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