Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tropical Storm Warning Remains In Effect For Saint Lucia

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At 8:00 am today the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 10.0 degrees northlongitude 52.8 degrees west or about 600 miles or 990 kilometers east southeast of Saint Lucia.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph or 95 km/h.  Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or two, and there is still a chance that Gonzalo could become a hurricane before reaching the Windward Islands.

Tropical Storm Gonzalo is moving towards the west at 15 mph or 24 km/h.

A westward west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected through the weekend. On this track the center of Gonzalo is expected to pass near Saint Lucia on Saturday.

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Tropical Storm warning is in effect for Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados.  Hurricane watch is in effect for Barbados and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Tropical storm watch is in effect for Tobago and Grenada and its dependencies.

Swells generated by Tropical Storm Gonzalo will begin affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles by later tonight.  Small craft operators around Saint Lucia are asked to exercise caution when venturing far from port.

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will continue to closely monitor the progress of this storm and another statement will be issued at 11:00 am.

Avlon Charlery

Forecaster

Saint Lucia Meteorological Services

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