Maria could become a major hurricane

Maria is expected to become a major hurricane, the Barbados Meteorological Service has warned

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, the center of Hurricane Maria was located near 14.2 degrees north or 58.4 degrees west or about 100 miles north-east of Barbados.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 miles per hour with higher gusts.

Further strengthening is forecast over the next 48 hours.

The system is moving west-northwestward near 13 miles per hour.

On this present track, the center is expected to pass approximately 100 miles to the north of Barbados early tomorrow.
Feeder bands have been generating periods of rain, pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms, across the island.

The island remains under a tropical storm watch and a flood warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. tomorrow.
Maria is expected to generate rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and the Met office has urged residents to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

Residents can also expect sustained wind-speeds of 29 to 35 miles per hour with gusts to storm force  from tonight. These conditions are expected to persist into tomorrow.

In addition, large easterly swells of at least 4 to 6 metres (13 to 20 ft.) are also forecast to accompany the system. As a result, a high-surf advisory and small-craft warning remain in effect until 12:00 noon Tuesday, September 19.

The next bulletin will be issued at 2:30 a.m.

14 Responses to Maria could become a major hurricane

  1. Shireen Greaves
    Shireen Greaves September 18, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Jay Tee

  2. Karen Wharton
    Karen Wharton September 18, 2017 at 1:22 am

    I pray the good Lord protects us all and keep everyone safe in Jesus name amen

  3. Rory Elliot
    Rory Elliot September 18, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Tracie we were talking about this last night

  4. Talullah Zola
    Talullah Zola September 18, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Keep safe my friends xx

  5. Nela Popovic
    Nela Popovic September 18, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Mhairi Pearson

  6. Sonia Henry
    Sonia Henry September 18, 2017 at 3:50 am

    I pray that Lord protect us from the Strom Father Lord Jesus I prayer for ur guard guide and watch over me and my family and friends in Jesus Christ name with Thanksgiving and be our shelter from the Strom Amen

  7. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn September 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Some people only pray when a hurricane is coming. After the hurricane pass and nothing happened they STOP praying. Until a next STORM is coming.

  8. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe September 18, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Wanna could pray til God come back fah he world…if a hurricane decided it coming to Barbados it will come…its just nature having it’s way. What people should do is prepare for it. I’m sure people in all of those other Caribbean islands were praying too

    • Ras Small
      Ras Small September 18, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Man CONstructed de world, The Creator created de Earth.

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe September 18, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Ok Ras u have a point

    • Ras Small
      Ras Small September 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Nature is feminine.
      As the saying goes, “hell” has no fury like a woman scorned.

  9. Ashanti Wilr September 20, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I read this comment on Barbados Today

    Believe there’s some on here that needs to read this post

    I am praying for my brother and all my family and friends that the Lord will keep Barbados safe and know one will get hurt, God is in control of everything and he will continue to keep Barbados from out of harm way Barbados are bless, but those young people better wake-up and get right with God because God has been patient with of Barbados for a long time, every time you hear someone getting killed in our beautiful Barbados and that never happen back in the days. you see God is a loving and forgiven but if people don’t wake-up and get right with God that why bad things happen sometimes, be safe my people and may the Lord continue to keep Barbados safe


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