Chantal is moving towards the west northwest near 29 mph or 46 km/h. The centre of Chantal passed between St. Lucia and Martinique earlier this morning. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph or 95 km/h, with higher gusts. Some increase in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Saint Lucia.
Tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 12 hours. All the necessary preparations should have been completed.
Residents of St. Lucia and the rest of the Lesser Antilles are asked to closely monitor the progress of this system and those living in areas prone to flooding and landslides should take all necessary precautions against these hazards.
Local fishermen should remain in port and secure all equipment. Sea-bathers are advised to stay away from the sea.
This is the 12th public advisory issued by the St. Lucia Meteorological Office on this system.
The next advisory will be issued at 2 p.m.