Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Caribbean islands monitoring approaching weather disturbance

​There is a weather system in the Central Tropical Atlantic that those in the Lesser Antilles should monitor.

According to the US National Hurricane Center, satellite images show a low-pressure area located about 1,100 miles east of the Windward Islands that has become better defined and is showing signs of organization.

Environmental conditions are conducive to gradual development, and a tropical depression is expected to form in the next day or two while the system moves westward to west-northwestward across the central and western tropical Atlantic.

Regardless of development, the system has the potential to bring gusty winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding to portions of the Lesser Antilles starting Friday.

The disturbance has a high chance of formation through 48 hours and an 80% chance of formation through 7 days.

Several Caribbean islands are monitoring the situation closely, including St Vincent and the Grenadines, where residents are advised to keep informed about the progress of this system.

The meteorological office in Dominica notes that a weak high-pressure system will be dominant across the area during the next 12 to 24 hours, with shower activity associated with a trough expected to intensify by afternoon on Wednesday.

An area of low pressure in the Central Tropical Atlantic now shows a high chance of becoming a tropical depression within the next 48 hours. Environmental conditions are expected to remain conducive for development during the week as it moves westward towards the region.

The system is expected to approach the area by the weekend, and residents are advised to monitor its progress and stay tuned for updated information provided by the Met Office.

In St Kitts and Nevis, the Meteorological Services and NEMA continue to monitor the progress of Invest 94L as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean towards the island chain while showing signs of organization.

Conditions are expected to become more favorable for development, and a depression is likely to form in the next day or so.

The developed cyclone may influence the weather in St Kitts and Nevis on Friday and/or Saturday, and residents have been urged to closely monitor its progress throughout this week.

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