A tropical-storm warning is issued when sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 – 73 mph; 63 – 118kmh) associated with a tropical storm or hurricane are forecast to affect Barbados within 36 hours. In this case the very early hours of the morning on Friday 2nd July, 2021.
At 11:.00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was located near latitude 10.1N longitude 51.4W or about 580 MI (933 KM) east- southeast of Barbados.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near…45 MPH…75 KM/H. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (145 km) mainly to the north of the center.
Elsa is currently moving towards the west (280 degrees) at 28 MPH (44 KM/H). An even faster motion towards the west-northwest is expected over the next 24 to 36 hours. On its current forecast track, the center of tropical storm Elsa should pass about 40 miles (65 km) to the south of Barbados on Friday morning.
Expect tumbling and rolling of unsecured objects (e.g. inflatable structures, tents and garbage cans).
Possible injury and danger to life from flying debris.
Expect some delays to transport routes and travel services leading up to the event. Multiple interruptions to power utilities and services are expected if the country is impacted.
Rainfall accumulations of 6 to 8 inches are forecast across Barbados on Friday. Watches or warnings for flash-flooding may be issued from Thursday evening 1st July 2021.
The next Advisory will be issued at 2:00PM.
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