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INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY 8PM

INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY 8PM

July 9, 2013597Views

Current
Position: 
15.4N
and 64.9W

Geographic
Reference: 
220
MI SE of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Forecasters
Estimated Max. Winds: 
65 mph

Movement: West-Northwest at 26
mph

Minimum
Central Pressure:
1006 MB

 

Forecast

At
8:00 pm, the center of Tropical Storm Chantal was located near Latitude 15.4
North, Longitude 64.9 West. Chantal is moving toward the West-Northwest near 26
mph. This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days
with a gradual decrease in the forward speed. On the forecast track, the center
of Chantal will pass south of Puerto Rico tonight and is expected to be near or
over the Dominican Republic by Wednesday afternoon. Chantal is expected to be
over the Southeastern and Central Bahamas on Thursday.

 

Maximum
sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts.  These winds are
confined to a small area to the East the center. Chantal is expected to be near
hurricane strength before reaching Hispaniola.

 

Tropical-storm-force
winds extend outward up to 90 miles to the West of the center.

  

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.