Tropical Storm Dorian forms, expected to pass Lesser Antilles on Tuesday
Tropical Depression Five has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Dorian.
At 5 pm on Saturday, August 24, the tropical depression was upgraded to a tropical storm and is located near 10.7 N 49.1 W and moving westward near 12 mph / 19 km/h with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph / 65 km/h and central minimum pressure of 1008mb / 29.77 inches.
A release from the St Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Service said this motion is expected to bring ‘Dorian’ through the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday, possibly as a hurricane, and then into the northeastern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday and Thursday.
Generally cloudy to overcast skies with pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and thunderstorm activity are likely across St Vincent and the Grenadines from late Monday into Tuesday with showers lingering on Wednesday.
Since ‘Dorian’ is forecast to strengthen and could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the Lesser Antilles, tropical storm or hurricane watches may be issued within the next 12 to 24 hours.
Residents are urged to closely monitor the progress/development of Tropical Storm Dorian and take the necessary precautions when updates/advisories are issued from the St Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Service.
The St Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Service said it will continue to monitor the system and issue the necessary updates and advisories.