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Tropical Storm Dorian - Advisory Number 1

Tropical Storm Dorian continues on a westward track toward the southern windward islands.

 

At 2:00 pm today the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.3 degrees north, longitude 53.4 degrees west or about 457 miles or 847 kilometers east southeast of Saint Lucia

12:00 NOON WEATHER REPORT

TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR BARBADOS.  TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR SAINT LUCIA AND SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES.

 

AT 11:00 AM TODAY, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DORIAN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.2 NORTH, LONGITUDE 52.9 WEST, ABOUT 487 MILES OR 902 KM SOUTHEAST OF ST. LUCIA. DORIAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 14 MPH OR 22 KM/H. 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.

CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS : September 27 - 28, 2018

Following a pre-strike meeting of the National Emergency Management Committee (NEMAC) held on Wednesday 26th September 2018 regarding the potential impact and forecast track of Tropical Storm Kirk; it was decided that all schools will be closed on Thursday, September 27, 2018 and Friday, September 28, 2018.However, all principals and teachers are expected to report to their respective schools tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to activate their continuity of operations plans.Please note that all private and public sector organizations will remain open.It is expected that the island will begin to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Kirk as early as midday tomorrow. The full effect of the storm should be felt around 8:00 p.m. in the evening.Please remain vigilant and continue to monitor the progress of the Storm.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR SAINT LUCIA

Saint Lucia has been place under Tropical Storm Warning as of 5:00 a.m. today, September 26, 2018. Tropical Storm Kirk is located near latitude 11.8 North, longitude 52.7 West of Saint Lucia. Maximum sustained winds are at 40 miles per hour. A westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through Friday night. Tropical Storm Kirk is located at about 470 MI...755 KM E of Barbados.On the forecast track, Kirk is expected to approach Barbados and the northern Windward Islands Thursday afternoon and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Friday morning.A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THE STORM AND TO BE VIGILANT.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR SAINT LUCIA

Saint Lucia has been place under Tropical Storm Warning as of 5:00 a.m. today, September 26, 2018. Tropical Storm Kirk is located near latitude 11.8 North, longitude 52.7 West of Saint Lucia. Maximum sustained winds are at 40 miles per hour. A westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through Friday night. Tropical Storm Kirk is located at about 470 MI...755 KM E of Barbados.On the forecast track, Kirk is expected to approach Barbados and the northern Windward Islands Thursday afternoon and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Friday morning.A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THE STORM AND TO BE VIGILANT.

POST TROPICAL STORM ISAAC

Saint Lucia was spared the effects of heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Isaac which was expected to produce 50 mm – 100 mm on the island from September 12 - 14, 2018.The centre of Isaac passed between Martinique and Dominica with maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph. The system has now weakened into a Tropical Depression and convection associated with Isaac diminished considerably. Isaac is expected to dissipate within the next few days.The cloud system associated with Isaac remains poorly organized and Saint Lucia fell between the rain bands of Isaac, hence the island has thus far not received the expected rainfall. However, cloudiness and showers trailing Tropical Depression Isaac will continue to affect the Lesser Antilles including Saint Lucia during the next 24 hours.Residents especially those in flood and landslide prone areas are to be vigilant; and small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to locally rough seas.For additional in ...

CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS

The Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development has taken the decision that all schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, September 13, 2018. This is due to expected heavy rains from Tropical Storm Isaac.Parents and Guardians are to listen to official announcements on the media for further information on the re-opening of schools on Friday, September 14, 2018.