TS Gonzalo continues its movement toward Windward Islands


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    Update: 25th of July, 03:00 p.m. UTC

    Located near 10.3N 59.8W, Tropical Storm Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 29 km/h (16 knots). A westward to west-northwestward movement is expected for the following days.

    Maximum sustained winds are near 65 km/h (35 knots) with higher gusts. Gonzalo brings gusty winds and heavy rain over portions of the southern Windward Islands. Citizens should remain prepared to follow any advice given by local officials.

    It is forecasted that Gonzalo will weaken after it moves over the eastern Caribbean Sea, and the system is forecast to dissipate by Sunday night or Monday.

    Update: 25th of July, 07:00 a.m. UTC

    Located near 10.0N 57.8W, Tropical Storm Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 28 km/h (15 knots). A westward to west-northwestward movement is expected for the following days. Gonzalo will move across the southern Windward Islands on Saturday and over the eastern Caribbean Sea on Sunday.

    Maximum sustained winds are near 65 km/h (35 knots) with higher gusts. It is forecasted that Gonzalo will weaken after it moves over the eastern Caribbean Sea, and the system is forecast to dissipate by Sunday night or Monday.

    Gonzalo is expected to produce heavy rainfall over portions of Southern Windward Islands which could result in life-threatening flash flooding.
    Tropical storm conditions are forecasted for a portion of the southern Windward Islands on Saturday.

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    Update: 24th of July, 10:30 a.m. UTC

    Tropical Storm Gonzalo, currently located at 10.0N 51.8W, is moving toward the west near 22 km/h (12 knots). Maximum sustained winds are near 95 km/h (51 knots) with higher gusts.

    Strengthening is expected during the next day or two with a motion toward westward to west-northwestward. Gonzalo has a chance to become a hurricane before reaching the Windward Islands and move across these islands on Saturday and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Sunday.

    The risk of wind and rain impacts in portions of the southern Windward Islands this weekend continues to increase. Hurricane or tropical storm conditions are possible on Saturday and Saturday Night.

    TS Gonzalo

    Update: 23rd of July, 11:30 a.m. UTC

    Gonzalo is currently located at 10.0N 47.0W and moving west at 18 km/h (10 KT) with maximum sustainable winds 101 km/h (55 KT).

    The forecast is still very uncertain, but the risk of severe weather conditions is increasing for the southern Windward Islands.

    TS Gonzalo

    The tropical storm is expected to intensify into a hurricane on Thursday and peak at Category 1 hurricane.

    Hurricane watch has been issued for Barbados, where the hurricane conditions are expected to occur. Windward Island should prepare for strong winds and heavy rainfall over the weekend.

    Update: 22nd of July, 15:00 p.m. UTC

    Gonzalo, the newly formed tropical storm in the Atlantic between Africa and the Lesser Antilles, is expected to move near the Windward Islands this weekend.

    The maximum sustainable winds are 83 km/h (45 KT) with movement speed 22 km/h (12 KT). Current location is approximately 1,000 miles east of the southern Windward Islands

    Storm is forecasted to strengthen over the next few days and direct impacts could be heavy rainfall and strong winds.

    However it is too soon to determine the final strength and impacts.

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