The National Hurricane Centre has upgraded Tropical Depression 10 to Tropical Storm Jerry making it tenth Tropical Storm for the season.
18th September 2019 – At 500 AM, the centre of Tropical Storm Jerry was located near latitude 14.1 North, longitude 47.7 West. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph. A west-northwestward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system will be near the northern Leeward Islands Thursday night or Friday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Further strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Jerry is expected to become a hurricane by the time it moves near the northern Leeward Islands.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the centre.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb.
Impact on the British Virgin Islands
- Current information rainfall estimates of 1 – 3 inches with higher amounts.
- Gusty Winds
- Rough sea conditions especially on northern coasts
What to do
Keep monitoring the system as it progresses further westward for any change in its path and intensity.
Review your family plans and check for items you may need, check your homes, shutters, drainage paths or specific areas. This is will avoid you trying to do and remember certain activities at last minute.
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Next update is at 11AM
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