Live Updates: Tropical Storm Dorian

Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to move across the Windward Islands. This system is forecast to bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds, including tropical-storm-force winds and gusts. This may trigger street, flash and riverine flooding; downed trees, utility poles, and lines; landslides/landslips; power outages; hazardous seas, and coastal flooding in association with storm surge and king tides to the region. Live Updates below.


4:00 PM Monday 26th August 2019

The Government of Saint Lucia has declared a mandatory national shutdown effective 6:00 p.m. Monday 26 August 2019.

The decision was made at a pre-strike meeting of the National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC), in preparation for Tropical Storm Dorian.

Residents and visitors must remain under national shutdown until the ALL CLEAR has been given by NEMO



2:38 PM Monday 26th August 2019

A 63 KM/H wind gust was recorded at the Grantley Adams International Airport during a moderate shower this afternoon as Tropical Storm Dorian nears the island.



11:00 AM Monday 26th August 2019

Watches & Warnings

Hurricane Watch: St. Lucia. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case, within the next 24 hours.

Tropical Storm Warning: Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Martinique. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Tropical Storm Watch: Grenada and its dependencies, Dominica, Saba and St. Eustatius. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Interests in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Dorian as watches for these areas later could be required later today.



10:15 AM Monday 26th August 2019

Outer bands of Tropical Storm Dorian, ahead of the storm, are moving across Barbados and nearing Trinidad and Tobago.

Locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds likely across both islands later this morning through the evening. Street, flash flooding, gusty winds triggering wind damage such as roof damage, downed trees, and utility poles and landslides are all possible.

Note that there are no alerts, watches or warnings in effect for Trinidad and Tobago from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service as of 10:00 AM.



9:50 AM Monday 26th August 2019

9:42 AM Satellite Image of Tropical Storm Dorian

NATIONWIDE SHUTDOWN IN BARBADOS AT 10 AM

A nationwide shutdown has been ordered in Barbados by their Prime Minister Mia Mottley as Tropical Storm Dorian nears the island.

Barbados is heading towards a 10 a.m. shutdown – two hours earlier than originally announced – as a small but better organized and stronger Tropical Storm Dorian continues its approach to the island, with impact expected this evening.

PM Mottley has also urged citizens to ‘plan for the worst’ and to pray and protect themselves.

The following was said by PM Mottley at a press conference yesterday:

“Whatever you can do today, do today because we do not know if this storm will quicken and if it does we do not know what we will be able to do realistically.

“I am asking you, I am asking us to let us each play our part in getting the clean-up done and the preparations with respect to food batteries, water, medicine and other critical documents for those of us who have to be moved into shelters.”



9:00 AM Monday 26th August 2019

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management has issued its fifth public advisory for Trinidad and Tobago.



8:45 AM Monday 26th August 2019

An outer band of Tropical Storm Dorian is nearing Barbados, bringing cloudiness and a few showers to the island. Winds in Barbados, as of 8:45 AM, have remained near 20-35 KM/H. Outer bands of the tropical storm remain east of Tobago at this time.



8:30 AM Monday 26th August 2019

Local Advisories from the Windward Islands

Official Statement #5 from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.
Advisory #4 for St. Vincent and the Grenadines from the SVG Met Service.
Bulletin #2 for Dominica from the Dominican Meteorological Service
Advisory #5 for Barbados from the Barbados Meteorological Service.


8:30 AM Monday 26th August 2019

Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens to a 95 KM/H tropical storm as it progresses westward. New tropical storm watches and warnings in effect for the Windward Islands, French Antilles and parts of the Leeward Islands.

Watches & Warnings

Tropical Storm Warning: Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Tropical Storm Watch: Grenada and its dependencies, Martinique, Dominica, Saba and St. Eustatius. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Interests in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Dorian as watches could be required as early as later today.

At 8:00 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 12.0 North, longitude 57.0 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 22 KM/H. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected later today, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late today and tonight and move into the Eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 95 KM/H with higher gusts up to 110 KM/H. Some strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength on Tuesday and Wednesday while it moves over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Dorian is a small tropical cyclone. Tropical-storm-force winds only extend outward up to 75 kilometers from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 millibars.

Probabilities of an area experiencing Tropical-Storm-Force and Hurricane-Force Winds. It is important for users to realize that wind speed probabilities that might seem relatively small at their location might still be quite significant since they indicate that there is a chance that a damaging or even extreme event could occur that warrants preparations to protect lives and property.

Hazards Affecting Land

Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50-100 millimeters) in Barbados, the Windward Islands, and Dominica through Tuesday. Isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches (150 millimeters) are possible in Barbados and the Windward Islands.

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are likely in the warning area by late today. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by tonight or Tuesday.

Seas: Swells generated by Dorian will be affecting portions of The Lesser Antilles by late today. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.



7:45 AM Monday 26th August 2019

7:45 AM: As expected, mostly sunny skies are ongoing across Trinidad and Tobago presently.

However, an outer band of Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to move across parts of Barbados and later this morning, Tobago. This may bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to the islands.

Dorian is forecast to move across Barbados later this morning, through the day, bringing tropical storm conditions to the island.

Dorian has strengthened with winds of 95 KM/H and gusts to 110 KMH, moving just west to west-northwest at 22 KM/H as of the 8:00 AM advisory.



7:30 AM Monday 26th August 2019

As of the 5 AM Advisory & 6 AM Update – Watches & Warnings

Tropical Storm Warning: Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Tropical Storm Watch: Grenada and its dependencies, Martinique, Saba, St. Eustatius and Dominica. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Interests in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Dorian as watches could be required as early as later today.



11:45 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

The Barbados Meteorological Service has issued their Advisory #4 for Barbados.

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Service has issued their Advisory #3 for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Dominican Meteorological Service has issued Bulletin #1 for Dominica.



11:30 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

15 Liat flights and 5 Caribbean Airlines flights have been canceled for Monday 26th August 2019 as a result of Tropical Storm Dorian, mainly those heading to and departing from Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and St. Lucia.



11:00 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

No significant changes in the National Hurricane Center’s 11:00 PM advisory 7 as Tropical Storm Dorian maintains its strength as an 85 KM/H tropical storm as it progresses westward. A tropical storm watch has been issued for Dominica.

At 11:00 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.7 North, longitude 55.3 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 22 KM/H, and this motion should continue through tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Monday, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late Monday or early Tuesday and move into the Eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 KM/H with higher gusts near 100 KM/H. Strengthening is expected during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength by Tuesday over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 75 kilometers from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 millibars.

Hazards Affecting Land

Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50-100 millimeters) in portions of the Lesser Antilles, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches (150 millimeters).

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are likely in the warning area by late Monday. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Monday night or Tuesday.

Seas: Swells generated by Dorian will be affecting portions of The Lesser Antilles by late Monday. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.



10:45 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

As of the 11 PM Advisory – Watches & Warnings

Tropical Storm Warning: Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Tropical Storm Watch: Grenada and its dependencies, Martinique and Dominica. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Additional watches or warnings could be issued on Monday for portions of the Windward and Leeward Islands. Elsewhere, interests in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Dorian.



9:30 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

The good news – cloud tops of Tropical Storm Dorian have warmed, indicating that showers and thunderstorms have weakened.

The bad news – another burst of convection above the approximate center of Tropical Storm Dorian has developed, with lightning detected.

Feeder band activity is developing ahead and behind the low-pressure center.



8:00 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

Advisory #3A issued at 8:00 pm Sunday 25th August 2019 by the Barbados Meteorological Service for Barbados.

Tropical Storm Dorian continues to progress towards the Island. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados.



8:00 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

No significant changes in the National Hurricane Center’s intermediate advisory as Tropical Storm Dorian maintains its strength as an 85 KM/H tropical storm as it progresses westward. No changes on the ongoing watches and warnings across the Windwards.

Watches & Warnings

Tropical Storm Warning: Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Tropical Storm Watch: Grenada and its dependencies, Martinique. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Additional watches or warnings could be issued tonight for portions of the Windward and Leeward Islands. Elsewhere, interests in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Dorian.

At 8:00 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.6 North, longitude 54.8 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 22 KM/H, and this motion should continue through tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Monday, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late Monday or early Tuesday and move into the Eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 KM/H with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength by Tuesday over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 55 kilometers from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 millibars.

Hazards Affecting Land

Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50-100 millimeters) in portions of the Lesser Antilles, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches (150 millimeters).

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are likely in the warning area by late Monday. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Monday night or Tuesday.

Seas: Swells generated by Dorian will be affecting portions of The Lesser Antilles by late Monday. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.



7:30 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

Though Trinidad and Tobago will not experience direct impacts from Tropical Storm Dorian, we are not entirely out of the clear.

Feeder band activity (i.e. periphery effects) of Tropical Storm Dorian are likely to impact Trinidad and Tobago during the latter half of Monday, after a mostly sunny start to the day, through Tuesday. Note that there are no adverse weather alerts, watches or warnings in effect for Trinidad and Tobago as of 7:30 PM Sunday 25th August 2019.

From our earlier update, our forecast remains the same for tomorrow for Trinidad and Tobago:

Forecast for Trinidad and Tobago

Monday: A mostly sunny start to Monday is forecast. However, by the late morning through the afternoon, daytime heating and sea breeze convergence will result in isolated showers, mainly across Western and Northern Trinidad. A few of these showers, particularly along Western Coastal Trinidad and the north-facing slopes of the Northern Range may develop into heavy showers or thunderstorms.

Showers and thunderstorms from the periphery of Tropical Storm Dorian to our north may begin to affect parts of Tobago and the Northern half of Trinidad by the late afternoon through the night, interrupting mostly settled skies.

Street and flash flooding, gusty winds and landslides are possible in the vicinity of, or accompanying heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Winds are forecast to be light, mainly from the east initially, becoming more from the northeast as the afternoon and evening progresses as Tropical Storm Dorian nears the Windwards. What this means weather-wise, is that after an initially sunny morning, any showers that develop due to daytime heating and sea breeze convergence will move southwesterly, particularly in the late evening into the night.

By nightfall, increasing showers are likely, mainly across the Northern half of Trinidad and Tobago as Tropical Storm Dorian moves south of Barbados and north of Tobago. The Southern half of Trinidad is forecast to remain mostly settled, with the odd isolated shower moving southwest across the island.

Note that King Tides are forecast to begin on Wednesday. This means higher than usual high tides and lower than usual low tides. Seas are forecast to become moderate with waves up to 2.5 meters in open waters. Large waves and dangerous rip-tides are possible. These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators and fishermen and persons with marine interests. Extreme caution is advised.

Tuesday: Winds are forecast to be from the north as Tropical Storm Dorian is north of T&T. This means that sea breeze convergence is forecast to initiate showers across the Northern Range and the northern coast of Tobago and the prevailing winds will cause orographic lift (air being forced upwards by the mountainous terrain). These factors, combined with our usual local climate regime and increased moisture may result in locally heavy showers and thunderstorms across the northern half of Trinidad, as well as parts of Tobago.

Isolated showers, particularly by the late morning through the afternoon, are forecast across Southern Trinidad. Parts of Southwestern Trinidad may experience thunderstorm activity.

Street and flash flooding, gusty winds and landslides are possible in the vicinity of or accompanying heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Note that King Tides are forecast to begin on Wednesday. This means higher than usual high tides and lower than usual low tides. Seas are forecast to become moderate with waves up to 2.5 meters in open waters. Large waves and dangerous rip-tides are possible. These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators and fishermen and persons with marine interests. Extreme caution is advised.

Wednesday: Winds are forecast to be from the Southeast as Tropical Storm Dorian moves into the Caribbean Sea. This means that sea breeze convergence and daytime heating are forecast to initiate showers across Trinidad, particularly along the south-facing slopes of Northern Range and the southern coast of Tobago. The prevailing winds will cause orographic lift (air being forced upwards by the mountainous terrain). These factors, combined with our usual local climate regime and increased moisture may result in locally heavy showers and thunderstorms across the northern half of Trinidad, as well as parts of Tobago.

Isolated showers, particularly by the late morning through the afternoon, are forecast across Southern Trinidad. Parts of Southwestern Trinidad may experience thunderstorm activity.

Street and flash flooding, gusty winds and landslides are possible in the vicinity of or accompanying heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Note that King Tides are forecast to begin on Wednesday. This means higher than usual high tides and lower than usual low tides. Seas are forecast to become moderate with waves up to 2.5 meters in open waters. Large waves and dangerous rip-tides are possible. These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators and fishermen and persons with marine interests. Extreme caution is advised.



6:55 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued their fourth official statement concerning Tropical Storm Dorian.



5:30 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens to an 85 KM/H tropical storm as it progresses westward. New tropical storm watches and warnings in effect for the Windward Islands and French Antilles.

Watches & Warnings

Tropical Storm Warning: Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Tropical Storm Watch: Grenada and its dependencies, Martinique. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Additional watches or warnings could be issued tonight for portions of the Windward and Leeward Islands. Elsewhere, interests in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Dorian.

At 5:00 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.5 North, longitude 54.2 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 22 KM/H, and this motion should continue through tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Monday, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late Monday or early Tuesday and move into the Eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 KM/H with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength by Tuesday over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 55 kilometers from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 millibars.

Probabilities of an area experiencing Tropical-Storm-Force and Hurricane-Force Winds. It is important for users to realize that wind speed probabilities that might seem relatively small at their location might still be quite significant since they indicate that there is a chance that a damaging or even extreme event could occur that warrants preparations to protect lives and property.

Hazards Affecting Land

Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50-100 millimeters) in portions of the Lesser Antilles, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches (150 millimeters).

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are likely in the warning area by late Monday. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Monday night or Tuesday.

Seas: Swells generated by Dorian will be affecting portions of The Lesser Antilles by late Monday. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.



5:00 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

The Dominican Meteorological Service has issued an update for Dominica on Tropical Storm Dorian.



5:00 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

The Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Barbados.



3:00 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a third public advisory concerning Tropical Storm Dorian for Trinidad and Tobago.



2:00 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

The Barbados Meteorological Service has issued an updated bulletin for Advisory 2A for Barbados. Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect.



2:00 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

Tropical Storm Dorian maintains its strength, though slightly better organized, as it continues westward, nearing the Southern Windwards. No changes in Tropical Storm watches and warnings.

Watches & Warnings

Tropical Storm Warning: Barbados. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Tropical Storm Watch: St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Additional watches could be issued later today for portions of the Windward and Leeward Islands. Elsewhere, interests in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Dorian.

At 2:00 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.3 North, longitude 53.4 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 22 KM/H, and this motion should continue through tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Monday, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late Monday or early Tuesday and move into the Eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 Km/H with higher gusts up to 85 KM/H. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength by Tuesday over the Eastern Caribbean Sea.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 kilometers from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 millibars.

Hazards Affecting Land

Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50-100 millimeters) in portions of the Lesser Antilles, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches (150 millimeters).

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are likely in the warning area by late Monday. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Monday night or Tuesday.

Seas: Swells generated by Dorian will be affecting portions of The Lesser Antilles by late Monday. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.



1:45 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued their second official statement concerning Tropical Storm Dorian, east of Trinidad and Tobago.



1:20 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

Tropical Storm Dorian continues to move westward towards the Windward Islands, approximately 800 Kilometers West of Tobago as of 1:00 PM.

Tropical Storm Watches are in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as St. Lucia. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados.

Though the track has shifted notably southward, no *direct* impacts are forecast for Trinidad, Tobago, and Grenada. However, we took a comprehensive look at what is expected for the Windwards over the next 72 hours.



1:30 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

The Dominica Meteorological Service has issued a statement concerning Tropical Storm Dorian for Dominica.



1:15 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

Dorian continues to pump out 24-hour rainfall totals near 150 millimeters across the Eastern Atlantic as it nears the Windward Islands. Generally, we’re expected 50-100 millimeters of rainfall across the islands, with isolated totals up to 150 millimeters.



12:00 PM Sunday 25th August 2019

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Service has issued a weather bulletin concerning Tropical Storm Dorian.



11:00 AM Sunday 25th August 2019

The Barbados Meteorological Service has upgraded the tropical storm watch to a tropical storm warning for Barbados.



11:00 AM Sunday 25th August 2019

Tropical Storm Dorian maintains its strength as it continues westward, nearing the Southern Windwards. New tropical storm watches and warnings are in effect.

Watches & Warnings

Tropical Storm Warning: Barbados. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Tropical Storm Watch: St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Note that this warning only considers tropical-storm-force winds and not associated rainfall, storm surge, and other hazards.

Additional watches could be issued later today for portions of the Windward and Leeward Islands. Elsewhere, interests in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Dorian.

At 11:00 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.2 North, longitude 52.9 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 22 KM/H, and this motion should continue through tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Monday, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late Monday or early Tuesday and move into the Eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 KM/H with higher gusts up to 85 KM/H. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength by Tuesday over the Eastern Caribbean Sea.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 kilometers from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 millibars.

Hazards Affecting Land

Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50-100 millimeters) in portions of the Lesser Antilles, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches (150 millimeters).

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are likely in the warning area by late Monday. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Monday night or Tuesday.

Seas: Swells generated by Dorian will be affecting portions of The Lesser Antilles by late Monday. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.



8:00 AM Sunday 25th August 2019

No significant change has occurred with this advisory.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Barbados. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Additional watches will likely be issued later today for portions of the Windward and Leeward Islands. Elsewhere, interests in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Dorian.

At 8:00 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.1 North, longitude 52.1 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near20 KM/H, and this motion should continue today, followed by a motion toward the west-northwest on Monday and Tuesday. On the forecast track, Dorian is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles late Monday or early Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 65 KM/H with higher gusts up to 85 KM/H. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength over the Eastern Caribbean Sea.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 kilometers from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 millibars.

Hazards Affecting Land

Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50-100 millimeters) in portions of the Lesser Antilles, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches (150 millimeters).

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by late Monday.

Seas: Swells generated by Dorian will be affecting portions of The Lesser Antilles by late Monday. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.



5:00 AM Sunday 25th August 2019

Tropical Storm Dorian continues to maintain its strength as a minimal tropical storm, nearing the Lesser Antilles. A tropical storm watch is now in effect for Barbados.

At 5:00 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.0 North, longitude 51.6 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 20 KM/H, and this motion is expected to continue today, followed by a motion toward the west-northwest on Monday and Tuesday. On the forecast track, Dorian is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles late Monday or early Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 65 KM/H with higher gusts near 85 KM/H. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength over the Eastern Caribbean Sea.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 kilometers from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 millibars.

Hazards Affecting Land

Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50-100 millimeters) in portions of the Lesser Antilles, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches (150 millimeters).

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by late Monday.

Seas: Swells generated by Dorian will be affecting portions of The Lesser Antilles by late Monday. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.



5:00 AM Sunday 25th August 2019

The Barbados Meteorological Service has issued a tropical storm watch for Barbados as Tropical Storm Dorian nears the Lesser Antilles.



12:45 AM Sunday 25th August 2019

Between 150 to 200 millimeters of rainfall has been estimated near Tropical Storm Dorian’s center over the last 24 hours. This amount of rainfall is likely to trigger street, flash and riverine flooding across the Windwards as it moves west to west-northwestward.



11:00 PM Saturday 24th August 2019

The Barbados Meteorological Service has issued its second bulletin for Barbados.



11:00 PM Saturday 24th August 2019

Tropical Storm Dorian maintains its strength as a minimal tropical storm as it moves westward across the Atlantic. There are still no watches or warnings in effect for the Lesser Antilles, nor are there any hazards affecting land at this time.

At 11:00 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 10.9 North, longitude 50.4 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 22 KM/H. The tropical storm is forecast to move generally west-northwestward at a similar forward speed for the next several days. On the forecast track, Dorian is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 KM/H with higher gusts to 85 KM/H.
Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 kilometers from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 millibars.



8:45 PM Saturday 24th August 2019

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a second public advisory concerning Tropical Storm Dorian for Trinidad and Tobago.



6:30 PM Saturday 24th August 2019

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued their second official statement concerning Tropical Storm Dorian, east of Trinidad and Tobago.

TROPICAL STORM DORIAN FORMS EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES.

Posted by Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service on Saturday, August 24, 2019


6:00 PM Saturday 24th August 2019

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Service has issued a weather bulletin concerning Tropical Storm Dorian.



5:40 PM Saturday 24th August 2019

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a public advisory concerning Tropical Depression Five for Trinidad and Tobago.



5:30 PM Saturday 24th August 2019

The Barbados Meteorological Service has issued a weather bulletin concerning Tropical Depression Five, east of the Lesser Antilles.



5:00 PM Saturday 25th August 2019

Tropical Depression Five strengthens into the fourth tropical storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Dorian.

At this time, there are no watches or warnings in effect for any Lesser Antilles islands. There are no hazards affecting land.

At 5:00 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 10.7 North, longitude 49.1 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue tonight.

A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast on Sunday, and that motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the tropical cyclone is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 KM/H with higher gusts to 85 KM/H. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 kilometers from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 millibars.



12:30 PM Saturday 24th August 2019

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued their first official statement concerning Tropical Depression Five, east of Trinidad and Tobago.



11:00 AM Saturday 24th August 2019

Tropical Depression Five forms east of the Lesser Antilles. No direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago.



2:35 PM Friday 23rd August 2019

We’re monitoring an area of low-pressure, Invest 99L, east of the Lesser Antilles. This area of low pressure may develop into a weak tropical cyclone next week as it approaches the region.

Here, we take a comprehensive look into what we expect from this system.


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