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TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE FORMS

TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE FORMS

September 1, 20181297Views

Location: 14.5 North  26.7 West

About 155 miles west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands

Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph

Present movement: West North West at 14 mph

Minimum central pressure: 1003 MB

At 500 AM the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) indicated that the center of Tropical Storm Florence was located near latitude 14.5 North, longitude 26.7 West.  Florence is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph , and this general motion is expected to continue through Tuesday.  On the forecast track, the center of Florence will continue to move away from the Cabo Verde Islands today.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts.  Additional gradual strengthening is forecast during the next several days. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb.

THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

 Florence is several hundred miles away from the territory. Forecasters have indicated that the system is currently projected to continue on a West North West path for the next several days taking it north of the Caribbean Islands. As this information is based on current projections, residents should continue to monitor Florence. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor and provide information of any changes.

The next advisory issued on Florence by the DDM will be at 5pm. If it appears Florence may pose an immediate  threat to the BVI, advisories will be issued in keeping with those of the NHC/Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services.

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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.