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TROPICAL STORM DANNY WEAKENING AS IT APPROACHES LEEWARD ISLANDS

TROPICAL STORM DANNY WEAKENING AS IT APPROACHES LEEWARD ISLANDS

August 23, 2015979Views
LOCATION: 15.6 degrees north, 59 degrees west
DISTANCE: ABOUT 399 MILES AWAY FROM THE BVI 
MOVEMENT: WEST NEAR 16 MPH 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 40 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1006 MB
Tropical Storm Danny is continuing to weaken as it approaches the Leeward Islands. 

Danny has become
more disorganised since the previous advisory.
 
The centre of circulation is now exposed and environmental conditions
will remain unfavourable as Danny tracks toward the northeastern
Caribbean.
  Due to a recent southwest
shift in the track, forecasters have adjusted the projected path further south.
  As a result, the overall forecast
implications for the northeastern Caribbean is less wind and slightly less rain
than indicated in the previous forecast.
  

At 5:00 p.m., the
centre of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 15.6 degrees north,
longitude 59 degrees west. Danny is moving toward the west near 16
miles per hour (mph). A westward to west- northwest motion is expected over the
next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have
decreased to 40 mph with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend
outward up to 60 miles.  Continued weakening is expected during the next
48 hours and Danny is expected to become a tropical depression on Monday.

The estimated minimum central
pressure is 1006 mb.

Expected Impacts on Land

On the forecast track, the centre of Danny is expected to move near
or over portions of the Leeward Islands late tonight or early Monday and into
the northeastern Caribbean Sea on Monday.

Tropical Storm Danny should be in the vicinity of the BVI tomorrow
with increasing cloudiness, strong gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms. The
winds could cause some isolated power outages.

Rainfall

Heavy rain could cause localised
flooding by late Monday and early Tuesday. Widespread significant impacts are
not expected.

Storm Surge

No significant tidal surge is
expected.

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.