Tropical Disturbance approaching Leeward Islands; also threatening Western Caribbean
A Tropical Disturbance was approaching the Leeward Islands on Wednesday, leading to a Tropical Storm Warning for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Maarten/St. Martin and other neighbouring Islands.
On Wednesday morning this Tropical Cyclone Number 9 (not yet a Tropical Storm) was located 55 miles (90 KM) West-South-West of the Leeward Islands and is forecast to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds over the islands.
NATIONAL SHUTDOWN LIFTED— OPMAntiguaBarbuda (@AntiguaOpm) July 29, 2020
The national shutdown has been lifted. The storm passed south of Antigua & Barbuda without any reports of damage.
We have been advised by the meteorologists that there is likely to be strong wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour.
A tropical Storm Watch is also in effect for Southern Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands and South-eastern Bahamas in the Western Caribbean.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 miles per hour with higher gusts and some strengthening is forecast for today. Some weakening is expected later in the week due to land interaction but restrengthening is also expected.