Weather advisory: Weak unstable conditions are approaching the area.

first_img Share LocalNews Weather advisory: Weak unstable conditions are approaching the area. by: – September 21, 2011 Share Share 11 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Image via: Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles, issued: 12:00PM on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.A small area of low pressure located just to the east of the Leeward and northern Windward Islands is drifting westwards. Moisture from this system transported south is expected to produce a few showers and occasional gusty winds over the northern Leeward island later today. This system has a low chance…near 0 percent…of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.Sea conditions are expected to be slightly above normal along the northern and eastern coast of the island. As a result, small craft operators and sea bathers along these coastlines should exercise some caution.Tropical Storm Ophelia has strengthened over the past few hours. At 11 am the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was located near latitude 13.0 north…longitude 43.6 west or about 1245 miles east southeast of Dominica. Ophelia is moving toward the west near 16 mph…26 km/h…and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours with a gradual turn towards the west northwest on Friday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 60 mph…95 km/h…with higher gusts. However some weakening is expected during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles…280km…mainly to the north of the center.This system is forecasted to be near the island chain by the weekend. Residents in Dominica are advised to continue to monitor the progress of this system as we continue to keep you updated.Dominica Meterological Servicelast_img

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