2:00 pm 25th AUGUST 2019
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SAINT LUCIA.
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.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph or 65 km/h. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength by Tuesday over the Eastern Caribbean Sea. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center.
Tropical Storm Dorian is moving towards the west or 280 degrees at 14 mph or 22 km/h. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Monday, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night.
On this track the center of Dorian is expected to pass near Saint Lucia late Monday or early Tuesday.
Tropical Storm watch is in effect for Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados.
Swells generated by Dorian will be affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles by late Monday. Small craft around Saint Lucia are asked to exercise caution when venturing far from port.
The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will closely monitor the progress of this storm and another statement will be issued at 5:00 pm.
Saint Lucia Meteorological Services