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August 20, 2015959Views
IMAGE CREDITED TO NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTRE 
LOCATION: 12.2 degrees north, 43.7 degrees west
DISTANCE: ABOUT1437 MILES SOUTH EAST OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 
MOVEMENT: WEST NEAR 10 MPH 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 50 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1000 MB
 
 
At 5:00 a.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 12.2 degrees north and longitude 43.7 degrees west. Danny is moving toward the west near 10 miles per hour (mph) and a west to the west-northwest track is expected during the next 48 hours.
 
Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is predicted during the next 48 hours. Forecasters still expect Danny to become a hurricane by Friday.
 
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the centre.
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb.
 
In the last 1-2 hours Danny appeared more organized on satellite imagery and the tropical storm could begin to strengthen.  Forecasters anticipate that the projected track could be adjusted slightly to the south and there is a possibility that Danny could weaken to a depression before making landfall on the island of Hispaniola.
 
Tropical Storm Danny is forecasted to enter the northeastern Caribbean Sea on Monday, track near Puerto Rico and Hispaniola and possibly peak as a hurricane in a couple of days. However, there is still a chance that dry air will continue to affect Danny which could influence how the system strengthens over the next few days.
 
Expected Impacts on Land
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico: Power outages are likely due to increased winds possibly by early Tuesday. Flooding and mudslides are also possible.
Residents of the British Virgin Islands are advised to monitor the system as it progresses and keep abreast of updates issued by the Department of Disaster Management.
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Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.