BREAKING: St. Lucia under tropical storm watch as Tropical storm Don forms (NHC)

National Hurricane Center (NHC): At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), Monday, July 17, the center of Tropical Storm Don was located near latitude 11.2 North, longitude 52.6 West. Don is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Wednesday, with a gradual increase in forward speed. On the forecast track the center of Don will move through the Windward Islands late Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).

Watches and warnings

  • The government of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Grenada.
  • The government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados and for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • The government of St. Lucia has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for St. Lucia.

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A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case in the next 24 to 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case in the next 24 to 36 hours.

Interests in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao should monitor the progress of Don.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.


  1. 758
    July 17, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    here we go again I do hope our government and various agencies are prepared.

    1. wow
      July 17, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      I di hope U and all other Lucians are prepared. Everything for all u is government. SMH.

      1. Anonymous
        July 18, 2017 at 7:28 am

        Yes my continents exactly.

  2. Anonymous
    July 17, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    And I hope that there’s no carnival tomorrow

    1. Anonymous
      July 17, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Its a storm watch. Did you see us highlighted in yellow on the map? NO

  3. Anonymous
    July 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Revelers would even jump up in a hurricane. They care no less.

  4. Mr. Viper
    July 17, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    When and atvwhat time did the government issued that warning

    1. Anonymous
      July 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      You just read it. Lol

  5. Smurf
    July 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    No rain or storm can stop the celebration.
    The show must go on.

    1. Anonymous
      July 17, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      The show must go on … huh i will hear about youll. May God have mercy on all of us

    2. Anonymous
      July 18, 2017 at 9:53 am

      The show should be yall drowning in a flood….i think that would be better than carnival..

  6. Anonymous
    July 17, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    MR Viper. It does not matter when and what time the government issued the warning. The fact is that the warning was issued. If it was not issued and the storm suddenly came U will blame the government.

  7. Anonymous
    July 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Smuff it’s people like U who invokes the wrath of God. That is if you are godly at all.

    1. Anonymous
      July 18, 2017 at 7:38 am

      No sin is greater than the other watch y’all self with talk of God and this person is this and that, you know nothing bout the person , I went to church 16 years straight in my life and know the difference between right and wrong , you should be offering blessings and praying that everyone is safe instead of being a hypocrite and passing judgement instead of spreading love.

  8. Anonymous
    July 17, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    SMUFF playing God

  9. Anonymous
    July 17, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    It is a tropical storm watch and not a warning. It must be monitored but as it stands at this moment, we are not in the path of the storm.

  10. Talk city!!!!!!!
    July 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Regardless of the time it was issued .everyone must prepare .these systems has away of changing course ………BE PREPARED INSTEAD OF THE INSULTS talk city

  11. Anonymous
    July 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Storm will visit us late Tuesday to early Wednesday should it pass close by. Let the revellers go

  12. Smurf
    July 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Most of you Luciano are too damn heavenly minded with no damn earthly good.
    Most of you are just Sunday bench warmers and on Monday you all are faker than my grandmother’s false teeth.
    Only God alone can judge me.

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      July 18, 2017 at 4:37 am


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  13. Anonymous
    July 17, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Take your time smurf and be mindful what you say. Follow the bible and dont look on people. When people burning in hell those not ready for his coming and your turn reach you cant say youll blah blah blah read your bible and stop playing around. I certainly cant tell you how to leave your life! Bless

  14. Bbm
    July 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    A stick in time saves nine so take hid

  15. Anonymous
    July 17, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    people we Dont have to fight, this is for our own safety let us agree for once,and just be prepared in case it comes our way.

  16. Lime Juice
    July 17, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    It doesn’t appear that we’ll get hit since it’s below the island

  17. sharon terrell
    July 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Not even Brimstone and Fire can stop you’ll.The show must go on this is not a show its a Circus.Lets see who stronger man or God.It seems to me that God tired of you’ll and Carnival.But who am i to judge.I will hear and see thats much better than judging a senseless fool,but its you’ll business if you’ll dont want to take heed.Good luck with tropical Don.

  18. sugar bum
    July 17, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I am looking forward to the day when we as St.Lucians will get along and respect others opinions. This is such a simple matter what’s the fuss about. Anyway getting to the core of the matter, let’s take heed.

  19. Mark Remy
    July 18, 2017 at 3:30 am

    St lucians need to take heed to atropical storms warnings serious. No matter whats the latitude location once its in the Atlantic its a threat. These weather conditions can change course suddenly.
    Then you will blame Government if no warnings were issued.
    We must be more vigilant and be ready at all times during the hurricane season.
    Climate Change ; weather strange.

  20. Jabal
    July 18, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Article taken word for word from the source with a big copyright warning at the footnote. SLT come on…

  21. Smurf
    July 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    The show must go on, no wind rain nor mediocre storm can stop our celebration.
    Come on my carnival lovers, let’s go wuk that waistline.
    Now all you who are just saved from Sun down Friday to sundown Saturday, and those who like to show off their borrowed old frock come Sunday Morning, please have nothing to say to me, leave me let me live , like I’ve said “only GOD can judge me.
    Sinner don’t condemn sinners , all you bunch of convenient no goods.

  22. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    No form of danger will stop a Nigger from having a party. We are a foolish people. Best thing, that some get washed out to sea. Then we learn.

  23. sugar bum
    July 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I hate to agree with you
    anonymous but, that is how we Lucians learn.

  24. Realistic
    July 20, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Yes only God can judge but what happens when he finds u guilty