Outerband of Maria to produce heavy showers and thunderstorms over St. Lucia late Sunday (advisory #9)

By St. Lucia Met Services

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(PRESS RELEASE) – A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR SAINT LUCIA.

AT 11:00 A.M. TODAY, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS NEAR LATITUDE 13.5 NORTH, LONGITUDE 56.2 WEST, ABOUT 316 MILES OR 509 KM EAST OF SAINT LUCIA. MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH OR 24 KM/H.

ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE LEEWARD ISLANDS BY MONDAY NIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH OR 100 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHEN IS FORECAST AND MARIA WILL LIKELY BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY. TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES (110 KM) FROM THE CENTER.

THE OUTERBAND OF MARIA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE MODERATE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER SAINT LUCIA BY LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. AN INCREASE IN SHOWER INTENSITY IS EXPECTED FROM SUNDAY NIGHT.

SWELLS GENERATED BY TROPICAL STORM MARIA ARE EXPECTED TO BEGING AFFECTING THE LESSER ANTILLES BY TONIGHT. SEAS ARE FORECAST TO BE ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH AND SMALL CRAFT AND LOCAL FISHERMEN ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN IN PORT AND TO TAKE ALL MEASURES TO SECURE GEAR.

PERSONS LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AGAINST THESE HAZARDS.

RESIDENTS OF SAINT LUCIA AND THE REST OF THE WINDWARD AND LEEWARD ISLANDS ARE ASKED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM

REPEATING THE 11:00 AM. POSITION OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA, LATITUDE 13.5 NORTH, LONGITUDE 56.2 WEST OR 316 MILES OR 509 KM EAST OF SAINT LUCIA.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT 2:00 PM.

MACLEAN JN BAPTISTE
FORECASTER

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4 comments

  1. no school.

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  2. I am praying for people of st Lucia

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  3. All I want to hear is no school

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