LOCATION: 15.2 degrees north, 51 degrees west
DISTANCE: ABOUT 909 MILES EAST SOUTH EAST OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
MOVEMENT: WEST NEAR 20 MPH
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1003 MB
At 11:00 a.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 15.2 degrees north, longitude 51 degrees west or about 909 miles east-southeast of the BVI. Erika is moving toward the west near 20 miles per hour (mph). A west-northwestward motion at a slightly slower forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the centre of Erika will be near the Leeward Islands Wednesday night and early Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some slow strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the centre.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb.
Expected Impacts on Land
British Virgin Islands: Power outages are possible due to heavy winds. Heavy rain could cause minor flooding.
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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