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Latest forecast information from the National Hurricane Centre indicates that of 500 AM, the centre of Tropical Depression Four was located near latitude 15.0 North, longitude 48.8 West (approximately 1080 miles east south east of the Virgin Islands).
The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1011 mb.
Observations from a data buoy indicate that a circulation may yet exist with Tropical Depression Four. It is located a bit north of where we previously analyzed it to be. That said, environmental conditions remain quite unfavorable for the system to survive. Forecasters expect that it will begin to dissipate later tonight. The remnant wave is expected to pass near the northern Leeward Islands early Sunday, bringing gusty winds and periods of rain. Significant impacts are not expected.
The Department of Disaster Management will like to encourage residents to continue their preparations for the 2017 hurricane season as the potential for tropical cyclone development will continue to increase.
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