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CHANTAL PASSING SOUTH OF PUERTO RICO

CHANTAL PASSING SOUTH OF PUERTO RICO

July 9, 2013585Views

Current
Position: 
15.3N
and 66.2W

Geographic
Reference: 
215
MI South of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Estimated
Max. Winds: 
60
mph

Movement: West-Northwest at 28
mph

Minimum
Central Pressure:
1009 MB

 Forecast

At
11:00 pm, the center of Tropical Storm Chantal was located near Latitude 15.3
North, Longitude 66.2 West. Chantal is moving toward the West-Northwest near 28
mph. This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days
with a gradual decrease in the forward speed the next day or so. On the
forecast track, the center of Chantal will pass south of Puerto Rico tonight
and is expected to be near or over the Hispaniola Wednesday.

 

Maximum
sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts.  These winds are
confined to a small area to the East the center. Little change in strength is
expected before Chantal reaches Hispaniola but weakening is forecast after that
time.

 

Tropical-storm-force
winds extend outward up to 90 miles to the West of the center. Estimated
Minimum Central Pressure is 1009MB.

  

Residents
are urged to monitor the system as it has not passed the Territory and its path
remains uncertain. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to
monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly. Please visit the DDM’s
website and subscribe for updates.

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 inappropriately for legal
evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of
finances, property or life.