Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Atlantic. At 5 p.m. it was located at latitude 11.2N and longitude 52.6W or 789 kilometres ESE of Barbados. The storm is currently moving to the west at 28 km/h. The following is the full text of the advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center:
The government of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Grenada.
The Government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados and for St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The government of St Lucia has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for St Lucia.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* St Vincent and the Grenadines
* St Lucia
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case in the next 24 to 36 hours. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case in the next 24 to 36 hours.
Interests in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao should monitor the progress of Don.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ——————————
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the centre of Tropical Storm Don was located near latitude 11.2 North, longitude 52.6 West. Don is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Wednesday, with a gradual increase in forward speed. On the forecast track the centre of Don will move through the Windward Islands late Tuesday and Tuesday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the centre. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————-
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area by late Tuesday and Tuesday night. Tropical Storm conditions are possible in the watch area Tuesday and Tuesday night.
RAINFALL: Don is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches across the Windward Islands through Wednesday morning.