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24 Sep 2018 | 12:58 PM UTC

Caribbean: Storm Kirk moving towards the Lesser Antilles

Barbados News Alert

Tropical Depression Kirk expected to strengthen into a tropical storm before making landfall in the Lesser Antilles September 27-28

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/24/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/29/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Barbados). COUNTRY/REGION Barbados, Grenada, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe

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Event

Tropical Depression Kirk is currently moving towards the Lesser Antilles; the storm is currently located approximately 1530 km (950 mi) east of the Windward Islands. According to the latest forecasts from the US-based National Hurricane Center, Kirk is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm before making landfall in the vicinity of Barbados, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines overnight September 27-28. No storm warnings are in place as of Monday, September 24; however, torrential rain, strong winds, and violent surf are possible on these and other islands throughout the region - e.g. Grenada, Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe - later this week. Associated transportation, power, and telecommunication disruptions are also possible.

Context

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the largest concentration of storms typically occurring between August and October. Researchers predicted a slightly below-average hurricane season for 2018.

Advice

Individuals in the above areas are advised to closely follow local weather forecasts and adhere to any advice issued by local authorities.

 

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