STRONG TROPICAL WAVE TO THE EAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS

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NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY (NaDMA)

MEDIA RELEASE

Distributed @ 1:01 PM RELEASE # 1 11PM Bulletin

St. George’s, Grenada – Saturday September 16th, 2017.

The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) together with the technical assistance of the Meteorological Office at the Maurice Bishop International Airport arecurrently monitoring Potential Tropical Cyclone Fifteen.

A Potential Tropical Cyclone refers to a disturbance that has not yet become a tropical Cyclone but which poses the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions within the next 48 hours.

At 11:00AM this morning, this disturbance was located 755 miles (1220 KM) East of the Lesser Antilles, with its center located at 12.2°N, longitude 50.5°W. However, the leading edge of this disturbance was located near 57°W. This system is moving towards the west near 22mph. A slower west-northwest motion is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the system is expected to approach the Leeward Islands on Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours. The disturbance is forecast to become a tropical storm (Tropical Storm Maria) later today and could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the Leeward Islands.

This system is expected to produce moderate to heavy showers and thundershowers Sunday night into Monday morning throughout Grenada and its dependencies.

WE EMPHASIZE THAT GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES ARE CURRENTLY NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE WATCH/ WARNING.

For additional information, please contact NaDMA on 440-8390-4 & 440-0838, or email: nadma@spiceisle.com. NaDMA, the official source for all disaster related information in Grenada.

 

For More Information Contact

Oslyn Crosby

PRO – NaDMA

533-0766

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