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Hurricane Dorian now a ‘Catastrophic Category 5’ Storm

Hurricane Dorian is now a “catastrophic Category 5” storm as it approaches The Bahamas, according to a National Hurricane Center update today. As of 8 a.m., Dorian has maximum wind speeds of 160 mph (260 km/h) as the storm churns about 35 miles (55 km) east of Great Abaco Island. The storm is about 225 […]

CDEMA deploys teams to support The Bahamas ahead of Hurricane Dorian

As the Northern Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas brace for the pending impact of Hurricane Dorian, CDEMA has once again taken the lead to coordinate the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) in support of this Participating State. CDEMA, with the financial support of the Government of the United Kingdom through the Department for International […]

Storm Watch – Tropical Storm Dorian 8p.m. update

A Tropical Storm Warning in this case means that tropical storm conditions are imminent or already occurring. At 8p.m. Tropical Storm Dorian was centered near 13.0N, 59.1W which means that the center of the system is about now, passing to the south of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95km/h), with tropical-storm-force winds […]

Storm Watch – Tropical Storm Dorian 5 p.m. update

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are imminent within the warning area, in this case within the next 12 hours. Tropical Storm Dorian gradually approaching Barbados. At 5p.m. Tropical Storm ―Dorian was centered near 12.7N, 58.8W or about 60 miles (95 km) southeast of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph […]

Emergency teams rescue trapped Barbadians

Personnel from the Barbados Defence Force, the Barbados Fire Service and the Roving Response Team have been conducting rescue efforts in several communities across Barbados as heavy rains and gusty winds from Tropical Storm Kirk pound the island. Disaster officials report that several areas in the parishes of Christ Church, St Philip and the capital […]

Storm Watch :Tropical Storm Kirk 11 p.m bulletin

Over the last four hours, feeder bands trailing Tropical Storm  Kirk has dumped heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds across most of Barbados. The Barbados Meteorological Services says rainfall accumulations of three to five inches have already been recorded at its Charnocks location and similar amounts have occurred elsewhere across the island. It also reported […]

Storm Watch- Met office cautions Barbadians to remain alert

The Barbados Meteorological Services cautions citizens not to let down their guard even as Tropical Storm Kirk continues to move west-northwestward, away from Barbados still under a storm warning. Local forecasters say feeder bands trailing the system are expected to move across the island later this evening into early tomorrow bringing pockets of moderate to […]

Storm watch: 2 p.m. bulletin Tropical Storm Kirk

  At 2 p.m., Tropical Storm “Kirk” was centered near 14.0 degrees north or 59.9 west or about 60 miles north- northwest of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 miles per hour with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 120 miles to the east and north of the center, and 110 miles to the […]

Storm Watch : 8 a.m. bulletin Tropical Storm Kirk

Conditions in Barbados are deteriorating as the center of Tropical Storm Kirk continues its trek 50 miles to the north of the island. The Barbados Meteorological Services says the system will pass between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The 8 a.m weather bulletin said Tropical Storm “Kirk” was centered near 13.6 north, 58.7 west or […]

Storm watch: Tropical Storm Kirk

  The winds speeds associated with Tropical Storm Kirk have decreased to near 50 miles per hour as the system continues to trek to the Leeward Islands At 11 p.m., Tropical Storm Kirk was centered near 13 degrees north or 57.0 degrees west or about 170 miles east of Barbados. Tropical storm force winds extend […]

Met office issues flood watch for Barbados

The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a flood watch for the island as it continues to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac. Forecasters say the island will be affected by showers, isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds throughout the day and into tonight. Around six o’clock this morning, the center of Isaac passed 150 […]

Update Storm watch -Three storms churn in the Atlantic

Tropical Depression Nine this afternoon churned into Tropical Storm Isaac about 1,640 miles or 2,640 kilometres east of the Windward Islands. At 5p.m. the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.5 north, longitude 36.6 west, moving towards the west near 7 miles per hour (11 kilometres per hour). Maximum sustained winds have […]

Storm watch – Monitoring the Atlantic

Tropical Depression Nine is expected to become a tropical storm later today, over the eastern tropical Atlantic, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has said. At 5a.m. the center of the depression was located near latitude 14.3 north, longitude 35.4 west or about 1,720 miles east of the Windward Islands. There are no coastal watches or […]

Update – Tropical storm watch discontinued

The tropical storm watch for Barbados has been discontinued as Beryl “no longer poses a direct threat.” At 11a.m. Tropical Storm Beryl was located about 130 miles or 210 kilometres northeast of Barbados. “On this present position and the latest available forecast track Tropical Storm Beryl no longer poses a direct threat to Barbados. Hence […]

Update – Barbados remains on tropical storm watch

A tropical storm watch remains in effect as Beryl churns some 240 miles or 380 kilometres east of Barbados. At 8a.m. Tropical Storm Beryl, which was currently packing 45 mile per hour winds, with higher gusts, was moving towards the west-northwest near 20 miles per hour or 31 kilometres per hour. On the forecast track […]

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