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TT MET Service official statement #5 GONZALO MOVING WESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH DURING THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS

Trinidad & Tobago  Meteorological Service

Synoptic Branch Telephone: 1-868-669-4392 ext 120/121 | Fax: 1-868-669

Date: Wednesday 22nd July 2020      Issuance Time: 5:30 p.m. 
 
OFFICIAL STATEMENT # 5  
 GONZALO MOVING WESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH DURING  
THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS  
 
At 5:00 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 9.9 North, longitude 45.0 West or about 1785 km E of the Southern Windward Islands. Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 22 km/h.  A general westward motion at a faster forward speed is expected during the next few days.  On the forecast track, the center of Gonzalo would approach the Windward Islands late Friday into Saturday. 
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 km/h with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday. 
 
Gonzalo is a small tropical cyclone, as tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 55 km from the center. 
 
The TTMS will continue to closely monitor the system and will issue an update at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow or earlier if the situation warrants. As always, pay close attention to information being issued by the TTMS by visiting www.metoffice.gov.tt, downloading our mobile app (search: TT Met Office) and following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 
 
To view the entire Official Statement from the TT MET Service please click here. 
 
 
 
 
B. Ramdatt Duty meteorologist  Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service 

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