Storm Watch: Tropical Storm Don

 

Barbados remains under a tropical storm watch as Tropical Storm Don continues its trek towards the Windward Islands.

The latest bulletin issued by the Barbados Meteorological Office at 8.00 p.m., said the centre of Don was located near latitude 11.2 north, longitude 53.8 west or about 405 miles (650 km) east- south-east of Barbados.

Don is moving towards the west near 17mph (28km/h) with maximum sustained winds of 45mph (75km/h).

Storm force winds extend upward to 25 miles (35km) from the centre.

Projected Path The red-shaded area denotes the potential path of the center of the tropical cyclone. Note that impacts (particularly heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding) with any tropical cyclone may spread beyond its forecast path. SOURCE: THE WEATHER CHANNEL

 

On its present track, the center of Tropical Storm Don will pass about 100 miles to the south of Barbados tomorrow afternoon.

The Met office said the system would produce pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds.

Tropical Storm Don could also generate as much as one to two inches (25 to 50 mm) of rain along the path of the system. In addition, swells of 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet) are also likely

Residents are advised to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Don and take all necessary precautions.

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