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HURRICANE DANNY STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY

HURRICANE DANNY STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY

August 21, 2015912Views
LOCATION: 13.7 degrees North, 47.4 degrees West
DISTANCE: ABOUT1169 MILES SOUTH EAST OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 
MOVEMENT: WEST NORTH -WEST NEAR 10 MPH 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 85 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 982 MB
At 5:00 a.m., the centre of Hurricane Danny was located near latitude 13.7 degrees north, longitude 47.4degrees west. Danny is moving toward the west near 10miles per hour (mph) and a track to west to the west-northwest is expected during the next 48 hours.
 
Maximum sustained winds remain near 85 mph with higher gusts. Forecasters predict that some additional strengthening is likely today. However, the system is expected to start weakening on Saturday. 
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 982 mb.
 
Although Danny has strengthened since the last forecast with sustained winds now near 85 mph, satellite imagery indicates no additional strengthening over the past two to three hours. Forecasters think Danny will begin to gradually weaken over the next 12 to 18 hours. 
Danny remains a very compact hurricane. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 10 miles while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the centre. Although the tropical storm force wind radius could grow slightly by the time Danny reaches the Leeward Islands, confidence is high that it will remain a relatively small system.
Expected Impacts on Land
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico: Power outages are likely due to increased winds possibly by late Monday or 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.