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PUBLIC ADVISORY 6 - TROPICAL STORM DORIAN FLUCTUATES IN STRENGTH

PUBLIC ADVISORY #6

Monday 26th August, 2019                                                                                                                                8:00 P.M.

                                                                    TROPICAL STORM DORIAN FLUCTUATES IN STRENGTH

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has advised via an official statement on Monday 26th August, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. that Tropical Storm Dorian is fluctuating in strength.

The TTMS indicated that  the National Hurricane Centre, Miami continues to issue advisories on Tropical Storm Dorian, currently located near 12.7N 58.8W or about 95 km southeast of Barbados. Dorian is moving west-northwest at 22 km/h. Over the last 12 hours Dorian has tended to fluctuate in intensity and organization. However, over the last few hours, Dorian has showed signs of becoming better organized.

The TTMS advised that this system is forecast to slowly strengthen over the next few days and could be near hurricane strength upon entering the Caribbean Sea. 

The following summary of watches and warning was issued by the TTMS and is in effect as of 5:00 pm today:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

  • St. Lucia

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

  • Barbados
  • Martinique
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

  • Dominica
  • Grenada and its dependencies
  • Saba and St. Eustatius
  • Puerto Rico

ON THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK, THIS SYSTEM POSES NO DIRECT THREAT TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.  

Numerical prediction models at this time have this system affecting the islands of the Central Lesser Antilles from late Monday into Tuesday.  

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) would like to caution all members of the public who may be travelling for business or pleasure to the Windwards and Leewards islands to take notice of the watches and warnings in effect.

Citizens should continue to monitor the website and social media profiles of the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service and the ODPM for weather forecasts, alerts, warnings and cancellations. Visit http://www.metoffice.gov.tt or www.odpm.gov.tt

         

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

To download the full version of the public advisory please click here

ENDS

Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management

A Division of the Ministry of National Security

For further information:

publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

ODPM’s Customer Call Centre 511/ TEMA’s Hotline 211

 

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