Hurricane Warning Discontinued for BVI, Tropical Storm Warning in Effect

Hurricane Warning Discontinued for BVI, Tropical Storm Warning in Effect

October 14, 20141291Views

The hurricane warning for the British Virgin Islands has been
discontinued and a tropical storm warning is now in effect.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions
are expected somewhere within the warning area.

At 5:00 a.m., Hurricane Gonzalo was located at Latitude 19.6
North and Latitude 64.4 West. Gonzalo is 60 miles north of Anegada.

Sustained winds increased overnight to 110 miles per hour.
Gonzalo is moving towards the Northwest at 13 miles per hour. During the last
six hours, this general movement caused the system to track further north of Anegada.

The system is expected to turn towards the North-Northwest by
late Wednesday. On the current forecast track, the centre of Gonzalo will move
over the open Atlantic North of Puerto Rico today.

Minimum central pressure is 974 MB.

Tropical storm conditions will continue over portions of the
tropical storm warning area this morning.

Rains associated with Gonzalo are expected to diminish today
across the Northern Leeward Islands, British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto
Rico as the system continues to move northwestward away from the islands.

Swells generated by Gonzalo will affect the northern Leeward
Islands, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today. These swells are likely to cause
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.