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Hurricane Irma turns westward with 120-mph winds

September 2, 2017
MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Irma maintained its category 3 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on Friday and is forecast to remain a powerful hurricane for days, as it turned westwards as expected. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami...

US Coast Guard sets Port Condition Four for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

September 2, 2017
US Coast Guard sets Port Condition Four for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Effective 1 pm on Thursday, the US Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition Four for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The maritime community was strongly urged to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions, as tropical cyclone Irma...

Irma becomes a category three hurricane

September 1, 2017
Irma becomes a category three hurricane MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Irma strengthened to hurricane force early Thursday morning as the system continued to head towards the Caribbean. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT the centre of Hurricane Irma was located about 720 miles...

Tropical Storm Irma heads towards the Caribbean

August 31, 2017
Tropical Storm Irma heads towards the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Irma has formed in the far eastern Atlantic and is reported to be intensifying steadily as it moves westwards towards the Caribbean. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, the centre of Tropical Storm Irma...

Tropical system brings heavy rainfall and high winds to Belize and Honduras

August 22, 2017
Tropical system brings heavy rainfall and high winds to Belize and Honduras MIAMI, USA -- Shower and thunderstorm activity increased on Monday in association with the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey and heavy rainfall and gusty winds are likely to spread westward across Honduras, Belize, and the Yucatan Peninsula during the next couple of days.

Two tropical systems continue to threaten the Caribbean

August 21, 2017
Two tropical systems continue to threaten the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- An Air Force Reserve Unit Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigating the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday found that the system still lacks a well-defined centre of circulation, and so far there is no indication of winds to tropical storm force. However, according to the National Hurricane...

Tropical Storm Harvey brings heavy rain to Eastern Caribbean

August 18, 2017
Tropical Storm Harvey brings heavy rain to Eastern Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- On Friday morning, the centre of Tropical Storm Harvey was located between Barbados and the Windward Islands, bringing heavy rain and flooding to the area. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 8:00 am EDT, the centre of Tropical Storm Harvey...

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Harvey forms, warnings issued

August 18, 2017
MIAMI, USA -- A US Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft found that the tropical system moving into the Eastern Caribbean had become Tropical Storm Harvey on Thursday afternoon. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Martinique, Saint Lucia, Barbados and...

Tropical systems continue to move towards Caribbean

August 17, 2017
Tropical systems continue to move towards Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami is continuing to track three tropical systems with the potential to impact the Caribbean during the next several days. A low pressure system located about 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles continues to produce disorganized showers and...

Three new tropical systems on the move, as Hurricane Gert likely to bypass Bermuda

August 16, 2017
Three new tropical systems on the move, as Hurricane Gert likely to bypass Bermuda MIAMI, USA -- With Hurricane Gert located several hundred miles west of Bermuda but likely to pass well to the north of the island, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami is tracking three new tropical systems in the Atlantic. An elongated area of low pressure located more than 1,000 miles east...

New tropical system heads westwards

August 14, 2017
New tropical system heads westwards MIAMI, USA -- A tropical wave has emerged off the west coast of Africa and is forecast to move westward over the next couple of days and merge with a broad area of low pressure located southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHS) in Miami...

Tropical systems expected to bring heavy rains to The Bahamas

August 10, 2017
Tropical systems expected to bring heavy rains to The Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- Disorganized shower activity over The Bahamas is associated with a trough of low pressure. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, although development appears unlikely, this system could bring areas of heavy rain to portions of The Bahamas during the next day....

BVI cleans up after flash flood; tourism Industry remains open for business

August 10, 2017
BVI cleans up after flash flood; tourism Industry remains open for business TORTOLA, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands is in full “clean up mode” following extensive flooding in certain areas of the territory with the hardest impact occurring on the island of Tortola. Heavy and steady precipitation from a tropical wave caused flooding in low lying areas as well as damage to...

Tropical Storm Franklin brings heavy rain to Belize and Mexico

August 9, 2017
Tropical Storm Franklin brings heavy rain to Belize and Mexico MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Franklin moved across the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday bringing heavy rain to northern Belize and area of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

Tropical Storm Franklin forms in the northwest Caribbean

August 8, 2017
Tropical Storm Franklin forms in the northwest Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Franklin formed in the northwest Caribbean late Sunday night and is expected to strengthen some more before landfall. A hurricane watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Punta Allen. A tropical storm warning is also in effect for the coast of Mexico from...

Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean

August 7, 2017
Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami are monitoring two tropical weather systems that are currently threatening the Caribbean. Showers and thunderstorms are showing some signs of organization in association with a strong tropical wave located over the...

Tropical Storm Don weakens as it moves into southern Caribbean Sea

July 20, 2017
Tropical Storm Don weakens as it moves into southern Caribbean Sea BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- After causing flight disruptions and dumping rains on the southern Caribbean islands on Tuesday, Tropical Storm Don has degenerated to an open wave in the far southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada closed its airport on Tuesday, while St Vincent and the...

Tropical Storm Don brings heavy rain and wind to Windward Islands

July 19, 2017
Tropical Storm Don brings heavy rain and wind to Windward Islands MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm conditions were expected to spread across the Windward Islands within the warning area on Tuesday night as Tropical Storm Don moved towards Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami...

Tropical Storm Don forms; storm warning issued for Grenada

July 18, 2017
Tropical Storm Don forms; storm warning issued for Grenada MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Don formed east of the Windward Islands on Monday afternoon. A tropical storm warning was issued for Grenada and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia. Interests in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, and...

Forecasters now monitoring two tropical systems

July 18, 2017
Forecasters now monitoring two tropical systems MIAMI, USA -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami is now monitoring two tropical systems currently moving across the Atlantic. An area of low pressure located about 525 miles east-southeast of Barbados is moving westward at 15 to 20 mph. The associated shower and thunderstorm activity...

New tropical system moving westward towards Windward Islands

July 17, 2017
New tropical system moving westward towards Windward Islands MIAMI, USA -- A low pressure trough located about 1,000 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, although this system is close to dry air, some slow development is possible over...

Forecasters monitoring new tropical system

July 11, 2017
Forecasters monitoring new tropical system MIAMI, USA -- Following the dissipation of Tropical Depression Four at the end of last week, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami are monitoring a new tropical system as it moves across the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms located several...

Tropical depression accelerating westward

July 7, 2017
Tropical depression accelerating westward MIAMI, USA -- The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services issued an advisory on Thursday in relation to a tropical depression that, while on the present forecast track, will likely pass a safe distance to the north of the Caribbean on Sunday, any shift to the left of the forecast track could result...

New tropical system may threaten the Caribbean later this week

July 4, 2017
New tropical system may threaten the Caribbean later this week MIAMI, USA -- A nearly stationary broad area of low pressure located about 650 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development, and a tropical...

'Minor storm' causes 'major losses' in parts of Trinidad and Tobago

June 23, 2017
'Minor storm' causes 'major losses' in parts of Trinidad and Tobago PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- As of 5 am on June 20, 2017, the tropical storm warning that was in effect for Trinidad and Tobago was discontinued -- but in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Bret, the humour and lightheartedness of storm night has taken a sobering turn. There were also reports of...

Tropical Storm Bret moves into southeastern Caribbean

June 21, 2017
Tropical Storm Bret moves into southeastern Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- After bringing gusty winds and torrential showers to Trinidad and passing to the south of Grenada on Monday night, Tropical Storm Bret moved into the southeastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday. Little change in strength is forecast, with a weakening trend expected to begin later Tuesday.

Storm warnings issued for potential tropical cyclone

June 20, 2017
Storm warnings issued for potential tropical cyclone MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bonaire and Aruba. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami...

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