Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tropical Wave to Affect Windward Islands

AccuWeather: A tropical wave is likely to become the Atlantic Basin’s next tropical storm as it approaches or enters the Caribbean Sea this week.

A robust tropical wave is moving westward across the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Leister anticipates the wave to bring enhanced rainfall to the Lesser Antilles at midweek.

“Conditions will deteriorate across the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday as the fast-moving wave arrives,” he said. “The heaviest rainfall is expected across the Windward Islands.”

“While intensity is not certain, there will be enhanced rainfall across the islands with the threat for flash flooding,” Leister said.

Gusty winds and rough seas will increase as the wave approaches. If the system strengthens, conditions could become dangerous for small craft and bathers.

SLUMET UPDATE: A broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is now located about 1050 miles east southeast of the windward islands and is moving westward near 18 mph or 30 km/h.

Residents and interests in Saint Lucia and the Lesser Antilles are asked to monitor the progress of this system and take the necessary precautions.



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