Tropical Storm Irma forms over the far Eastern Atlantic

Source: St. Lucia Met. Services

Tropical Storm Irma, the ninth (9th) named storm of the 2017 Tropical Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed in the Central Atlantic Ocean.

According to the Saint Lucia Meteorological Office, as at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 31st, 2017, the centre of Tropical Storm Irma was located near latitude 16.5 degrees north, longitude 32.9 degrees west or about 1860 miles or 2990 kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles.

Irma is moving toward the west near 12 mph or 19 km/h and a turn to the west northwest is expected over the next 24 to 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph or 110 km/h and some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours.

Tropical Storm Irma poses no immediate threat to land. The public is advised to monitor the progress of this storm via updates from official sources.

Update family preparedness plans and undertake required activities in accordance with that plan.

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and the St. Lucia Met Office will continue to monitor the progress of this storm as it moves west across the Tropical Atlantic and provide updates as necessary.

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8 comments

  1. Thank you for update of weather in St. Lucia. Btw We really should get more education and stop destroying our planet! The Creator gave us this wonderful blue planet to us and our children to take care of it and not to destroy it! I love our beautiful planet!

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  2. While a hurricane is not a sign of a second coming it should remind us to take precaution just like God warned Noah to build the arc when he sent rain and flooding on the land. This is not superstition.

    One can take reasonable and practical steps and still pray to God. Remember Elijha prayed for rain and he got it. That is why we are where we are today, because we have stopped believing in God and miracles. Go and Pray and prepare.

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  3. Ian - would you join all in prayer?...........Lord save those in St.Lucia from such destruction. Amen.

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  4. dear god don't let it hurt st lucia like Harvey did texas.

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  5. "......as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.........
    so be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."
    Matthew 24:37- 44.

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  6. . Wonder how many of you are praying to the most high to avoid a potential strike to St.lucia?

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    • In this day and age, I can't believe there are still people who believe such superstitious nonsense. A hurricane is not a sign of the second coming and praying has no effect on anything. Take reasonable and practical steps to protect yourself and your property and don't depend on god to do anything. You may die while you wait for the miracle.

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      • Wile a hurricane is not a sign of a second coming it should remind us to take precaution just like God warned Noah to build the arc when he sent rain and flooding on the land. This is not superstition.

        One can take reasonable and practical steps and still pray to God. Remember Elijha prayed for rain and he got it. That is why we are where we are today, because we have stopped believing in God and miracles. Go and Pray and prepare.

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