St. Kitts Nevis spared the heavy rains and gusty winds associated with Maria

ZIZ News…Sept 11, 2011 – Residents of St. Kitts and Nevis were spared the heavy rains and gusty winds yesterday as they waited the passing of Maria.

Many persons heeded the call to prepare thus swarming the various supermarkets and shops to stock up in case the island was affected by the storm.

According to the forecast last evening, dry air supported by an upper level trough over the Caribbean Seas is hampering the support system for tropical storm Maria.

This has kept it struggling for survival and as the upper level trough moves out to the northeast, the centre of Maria is expected to move away from the islands sometime today Sunday. Some strengthening of the system could take place next week after it moves north of the islands.

The Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport reopened at 2:00 p.m. yesterday to accommodate the many flights that were delayed because of the Tropical storm warning issued for St. Kitts Nevis and the rest the Leeward Islands.

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