Met Office monitors Tropical Storm Sam
The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) continues to monitor the progress of newly upgraded Tropical Storm Sam located near 10.9N 38.1W.
This placed the centre of tropical storm Sam about 2 275 km (1 415 miles) east of Barbados at 11 a.m. today.
Tropical Storm Sam is expected to become a hurricane by tomorrow and a major hurricane by Sunday. An initial westward motion, followed by a slower west-northwestward track over the weekend is forecast and, as a result, this system is not likely to pose any direct threat to Barbados.
BMS said that as Sam passes to the north of Barbados very early next week, a reduction in wind speeds can be expected. This will lead to warmer than usual air temperatures.
The BMS will continue to monitor the progress of this feature over the next few days.
Members of the public are advised to continue to monitor all updates and alerts. The next update will be at 2 p.m. on Friday.
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