Caribbean neighbours under TS Don warnings and watches

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The government of Barbados has upgraded the Tropical Storm Watch for St. Vincent and the Grenadines to a Tropical Storm Warning.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Grenada

* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* Barbados

* St. Lucia

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case in the next 24 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case in the next 24 hours.

Interests in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao should monitor the progress of Don.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

 

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Don was located near latitude 11.3 North, longitude 54.6 West.  Don is moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h), and this general motion, with an increase in forward speed, is expected through Wednesday evening.  On the forecast track, the center of Don will

On the forecast track, the center of Don will move across the Windward Islands late Tuesday and then westward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some strengthening is possible through Tuesday while Don approaches the Windward Islands.  Weakening is expected on Wednesday when Don moves through the southeastern Caribbean Sea.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area by late Tuesday and Tuesday night.  Tropical Storm conditions are possible in the watch area Tuesday and Tuesday night.

RAINFALL:  Don is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches across the Windward Islands through Wednesday morning.

 

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