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Tropical Storm 'Ernesto' Advisory 2: Tropical storm watch for Grenada and its dependencies is being discontinued

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Grenada and its dependencies. 

At 5:00 a.m. Tropical Storm Ernesto was located near 13.50 N latitude and 60.70 W longitude or about 60 km east-northeast of St. Vincent. 

Tropical Storm Ernesto is moving to the west at about 39 km/hr with higher gusts. Tropical Storm force winds extend outwards up to 185 km mainly to the north and east of the center. Minimum central pressure is 1004 mb. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Ernesto is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations between 50 to 75 mm across the Windward Islands. Sea conditions are also anticipated to become very disturbed and adversely affect marine and coastline interests. 

Citizens and all concerned are advised to closely follow the directions and advice of their Disaster Emergency Managers at this time. Adopt all necessary measures to preserve life and property. 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring weather conditions and will issue another bulletin at 6:00 p.m. today.

Please refer to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service website, www.metoffice.gov.tt for further details and stay tuned to your regular broadcast media. 

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

ENDS

Issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

Contact: 669-4392

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