A tropical storm watch is currently in effect for Barbados in connection with Tropical Storm Dorian and weather forecasters in Saint Lucia expect that this country will follow suit as the storm nears.
Met officials here explained that a watch is issued when storm conditions are possible within 48 hours and the system is nearer to Barbados.
In its 6.00 AM Weather Report, the Saint Lucia Met Office urged residents and interests here and in the Lesser Antilles to closely monitor the progress of the storm.
At 5:00 A.M the centre of Dorian was located near latitude 11.o North, Longitude 51.6 West, about 667 miles or 1073 KM Southeast of Saint Lucia.
The storm is moving towards the West near 13 MPH or 20 KM/H, with a turn towards the West North-West expected on Monday and Tuesday, the Met Office reported.
It said that on the forecast track, Dorian is expected to be near the Central Lesser Antilles late Monday or early Tuesday with gradual strengthening forecast.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 MPH or 65 KM/H with higher gusts.
According to the Met Office, Dorian could be near hurricane strength over the Eastern Caribbean sea.
At the same time the Met Office disclosed that a Tropical Wave is located over the Eastern tropical Atlantic, moving Westward near 12 MPH or 19 KM/H.