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Caribbean: Tropical wave to bring storms to northeastern islands Nov. 13-15

A tropical wave is forecast to bring storms to northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico November 13-15; tropical depression formation is likely

12 Nov 10:31 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 11/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/17/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Puerto_Rico). COUNTRY/REGION Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Montserrat

Event

A tropical wave, with a likelihood of developing into a tropical depression, is moving toward the Caribbean region as of Monday, November 12, and is forecast to bring heavy rain and strong winds to northern portions of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola. As of 14:00 (local time) on Monday, the storm system is located about 200 mi east of the Leeward Islands and producing winds of 37-55 km/h (23-35 mph) and waves of 2.5-3 m (8-10 ft). It is forecast to move into more conducive waters for development into a tropical storm. Heavy rain and strong winds are likely in the northern Leeward Islands (Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St. Kitts & Nevis, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, Guadeloupe), Puerto Rico, northern areas of Dominican Republic and Haiti, and southern Bahamas.

Context

Tropical cyclones and hurricanes are common in the Atlantic and Caribbean from June through November.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports and anticipate adverse weather conditions and transportation disruptions.

 

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