22nd July 2020 – Tropical Storm Gonzalo is still strengthening and is expected become a Hurricane soon.
At 5PM the centre of Gonzalo was located 9.9 degrees north, 49 degrees west approximately 1179 East Southeast of the British Virgin Islands.
Winds are 50 mph with higher gusts. Movement is to west at 14 mph. This general motion is expected continue for the next few days. Gonzalo could be a hurricane before it reaches the Windward Islands on Saturday.
Tropical Storm Force Winds extend outward to 35 miles. Minimum Central Pressure is 1000 MB.
The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated that Gonzalo should pass south of the territory with minimal effects however, conditions could change. Therefore residents should continue monitor the development of this system and review hurricane plans.
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Image credited to the National Hurricane Centre
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