Updated Tropical Storm Dorian Progress
Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 26, 2019 (St. Kitts Met Office): The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Dorian.
At 5 am the centre of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.9 north, longitude 56.4 west or about 562 miles south east of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Dorian is moving toward the west near 14 mph. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected later today, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night.
On the forecast track, the centre 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 have increased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is expected during the next few days.
Dorian is currently a small tropical cyclone but could be near hurricane strength on Tuesday and Wednesday while it is over the Eastern Caribbean Sea.
Based upon the latest information, Dorian continues to hold steady to the forecast track and is likely to move over the Windward Islands later today into Tuesday morning.
The Met Office has advised even though Dorian is expected to pass well South and a safe distance away from St. Kitts and Nevis and the rest of the Leewards and British Virgin Islands, residents in these islands are not yet in the all clear and should continue to closely monitor the progress of Dorian.