Southern Caribbean Islands brace for Tropical Storm ‘Don’

Tropical Storm Don1
(photo via National Hurricane Centre)

Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are today under a Tropical Storm Warning while Barbados and Saint Lucia are under a Tropical Storm Watch as the latest Atlantic weather system – “Don” churns its way towards the Southern Caribbean.  Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire have also been asked to monitor Don’s progress.

The 8:00 a.m. forecast puts Tropical Storm Don at 320 miles/515 kilometers East of Grenada (11.4N and 57.0W), travelling towards the West at 18 miles per hour (mph) with maximum sustained winds at 50 mph (85 km/h).

Countries in the warning area can expect storm conditions by late afternoon and the watch area should be affected by tonight.  Don is expected to produce 3 – 6 inches of rainfall which could lead to dangerous flash floods and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas.

CIMH and CIMH –  CARICOM Institutions responsible for weather monitoring and disaster management, are already actively following the approaching storm.

CDEMA Information Note #1- Tropical Storm Don 17July