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Storm Watch For Saint Lucia (St Lucia News)

Storm Watch For Saint Lucia

by Kendal Burton

 

All eyes are on a trop­i­cal depres­sion which has formed in the trop­i­cal Atlantic east of the Wind­ward Islands and is mov­ing toward the west-northwest. A west-northwestward to west­ward motion at about the same for­ward speed is expected over the next 48 hours.

Accord­ing local mete­o­rol­o­gists, on the fore­cast track, the cen­tre of the trop­i­cal cyclone should be near the Wind­ward Islands on Fri­day morn­ing.  Mete­o­rol­o­gist Venan­tius Descartes says res­i­dents can expect shower activ­ity, cloudy to over­cast con­di­tions, and mod­er­ate to heavy thun­der storms.

 

He says it is expected to main­tain the sta­tus of a trop­i­cal depres­sion as it crosses over the island but is expected to strengthen and develop into a trop­i­cal storm. The pub­lic is advised to keep mon­i­tor­ing for updates from the met office and per­sons liv­ing in areas prone to flood­ing and land­slides should take pre­cau­tion.
The gov­ern­ment of Bar­ba­dos has issued a trop­i­cal storm watch for Bar­ba­dos, St Vin­cent and the Grenadines, and Dominica. The gov­ern­ment of St Lucia has issued a trop­i­cal storm watch for St Lucia. The gov­ern­ment of France has issued a trop­i­cal storm watch for Mar­tinique and Guade­loupe. A trop­i­cal storm watch means that trop­i­cal storm con­di­tions are pos­si­ble within the watch area, gen­er­ally within 48 hours.

Trop­i­cal storm con­di­tions are pos­si­ble within the watch area on Friday.

Inter­ests else­where in the Lesser Antilles have been asked mon­i­tor the progress of this system.

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