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TT MET Service official statement #6 GONZALO STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY OVERNIGHT AS IT CONTINUES ON ITS WESTWARD TRACK.

Trinidad & Tobago  Meteorological Service

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Date: Thursday 23rd July 2020      Issuance Time: 6:00 a.m. 
 
OFFICIAL STATEMENT # 6  
GONZALO STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY OVERNIGHT AS IT CONTINUES ON ITS WESTWARD TRACK 
 
At 5:00 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 10.0 North, longitude 47.0 West or about 1565 km E of the southern Windward Islands. Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 19 km/h.  A general westward motion at a faster forward speed is expected during the next 2 days.  On the forecast track, the center of Gonzalo would approach the Windward Islands late Friday into Saturday. 
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 100 km/h with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane by later today. 
 
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 p.m. today 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.
 
 
 
O. Lovell Duty meteorologist  Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service 
 

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