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Tropical Storm Watch in effect for Saint Lucia

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UPDATE 5:00 PM 02 AUGUST 2012:

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. LUCIA…

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA …IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT
12 TO 24 HOURS

TROPICAL DEPRESSION # 5 HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO.

AT 5:00 PM TODAY, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 12.8 DEGREES NORTH…LONGITUDE 56.6 DEGREES WEST,
OR ABOUT 300 MILES OR 482 KILOMETRES EAST SOUTHEAST OF ST. LUCIA.
THE STORM IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 22 MPH OR 35 KM/H. AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE SHOULD BE
NEAR THE WINDWARD ISLANDS TOMORROW MORNING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 50 MPH OR 85 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

REPEATING THE 5:00 PM POSITION…LATITUDE 12.8 DEGREES NORTH…LONGITUDE
56.6 DEGREES WEST, OR ABOUT 300 MILES OR 482 KILOMETRES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF
ST. LUCIA.

RESIDENTS OF ST. LUCIA AND THE REST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM. ST. LUCIAN
RESIDENTS IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES SHOULD TAKE
ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AGAINST THESE HAZARDS.

MARINE INTERESTS, ESPECIALLY LOCAL FISHERMEN AND OTHER SMALL CRAFT
OPERATORS SHOULD SECURE THEIR VESSELS AND REMAIN IN PORT.

THIS IS THE SEVENTH PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE ST.LUCIA METEOROLOGICAL
OFFICE ON THIS SYSTEM.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT 11:00 PM TODAY.

___________________________________
HERBERT REGIS/ VENANTIUS DESCARTES

FORECASTER
 

 

 

UPDATE  11:00 AM 02 AUGUST 2012.:

TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER 5… ADVISORY NUMBER 5.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. LUCIA…

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA WITHIN 48 HOURS

AT 11:00 AM TODAY, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER FIVE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.0 DEGREES NORTH…LONGITUDE 54.3 DEGREES WEST, OR ABOUT 453 MILES OR 729 KILOMETRES EAST SOUTHEAST OF ST. LUCIA. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 21 MPH OR 33 KM/H. AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE

NEXT 48 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE SHOULD BE NEAR THE WINDWARD ISLANDS TOMORROW.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 35 MPH OR 55 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN INTENSITY IS EXPECTED TODAY, BUT SOME STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.

REPEATING THE 11:00 AM POSITION…LATITUDE 13.0 DEGREES NORTH..LONGITUDE 54.3DEGREES WEST, OR ABOUT 453 MILES OR 729 KILOMETRES EAST SOUTHEAST OF ST. LUCIA.

RESIDENTS OF  ST. LUCIA AND THE REST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS ARE SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

ST. LUCIAN RESIDENTS IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AGAINST THESE HAZARDS.

MARINE INTERESTS ESPECIALLY LOCAL FISHERMEN AND OTHER SMALL CRAFT

OPERATORS SHOULD MAKE PLANS TO SECURE THEIR VESSELS AND GEAR.

THIS IS THE FIFTH PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE ST. LUCIA METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE ON THIS SYSTEM.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT 2:00 PM TODAY.

—MACLEAN JN BAPTISTE/ VENANTIUS DESCARTES, FORECASTER

 

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH …IS IN EFFECT FOR SAINT LUCIA… TROPICAL DEPRESSION # 5 FORMED IN THE ATLANTIC EAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS THIS AFTERNOON AND A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SAINT LUCIA AS OF 5:00 PM TODAY. AT 5:00 P.M. TODAY, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.2 NORTH…LONGITUDE 49.0 WEST, OR ABOUT 815 MILES OR1312 KM EAST SOUTHEAST OF SAINT LUCIA. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH OR 30 KM/H AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE SHOULD BE NEAR THE WINDWARD ISLANDS ON FRIDAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH OR 55 KM/H, WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND THE DEPRESSION COULD BECOME A TROPICAL STORM TONIGHT OR TOMORROW. REPEATING THE 5:00 P.M. POSITION LATITUDE 12.2 NORTH…LONGITUDE 49.0 WEST, OR ABOUT 815 MILES OR 1312 KM EAST-SOUTH-EAST OF SAINT LUCIA. RESIDENTS OF SAINT LUCIA AND THE REST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS ARE ASKED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM AND THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AGAINST THESE HAZARDS. THIS IS THE FIRST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE SAINT LUCIA METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE ON THIS SYSTEM. THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT 8:00 PM TODAY.

—-GLEN ALBERT/VENANTIUS DESCARTES FORECASTERS

HEWANORRA METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE HOTLINE # 454 3452 FAX # 454 9705 WEBSITE http://www.slumet.gov.lc/TROPICAL DEPRESSION # 5… ADVISORY NUMBER 1.5:00 PM 01 AUGUST 2012.

 

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