Dorian Passes Barbados, Another Depression Forms



The threat from Tropical Storm Dorian eased for Barbados overnight even as the Mia Mottley Government met after midnight to keep in touch with the path of the weather system. The storm passed to the south of the island, without much effect. Barbados is returning to normal Tuesday, following the closure of many offices and shut down of transport systems Monday.

At 4:00 a.m. the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near Latitude 13.5 degrees North, Longitude 60.7 degrees west. Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 km/h, and this motion

Is expected to continue through Tuesday night.

Dorian is forecast to pass near or south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, move near or over eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night, and move north of Hispaniola on Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 85 km/h with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it moves close to Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola.


Tropical Storm Dorian is not a threat to Jamaica at this time.

Meanwhile, the Met office says a poorly organized depression, 

Tropical Depression Six was located near Latitude 31.0 North, Longitude 71.6 West. That is no threat to Jamaica at this time.


Franklin McKnight


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