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Bahamas Weather Last Updated: Jun 18, 2017 - 10:44:34 PM


Tropical Storm Warning issued for the Windward Islands
By Bahamas MET Office
Jun 18, 2017 - 10:38:45 PM

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NEWS ITEM ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TWO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM SUNDAY 18TH JUNE 2017.

……TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS.

AT 5PM EDT, THE DISTURBANCE WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 7.5 NORTH AND LONGITUDE 50.4 WEST. THE SYSTEM IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 23 MILES PER HOUR. A FAST MOTION TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE WINDWARD ISLANDS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND THE DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO REACH TROPICAL STORM INTENSITY ON MONDAY BEFORE IT REACHES THE WINDWARD ISLANDS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM ON THIS SYSTEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6AM.
PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS


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