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TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE HAS FORMED IN THE ATLANTIC

TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE HAS FORMED IN THE ATLANTIC

August 13, 2020256Views

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 11:00 AM — The National Hurricane Centre is reporting that Tropical Depression 11 has developed into Tropical Storm Josephine.

The center of Tropical Storm Josephine is near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 49.2 West, about 1,074 miles ESE of the Territory.

Josephine is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days followed by a turn toward the northwest late this weekend or early next week. On this track, Josephine is expected to pass to the north of the Virgin Islands Saturday evening into Sunday, but residents should continue to monitor updates for any changes in track or intensity.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward from the centre of the system up to 80 miles (130 km) to the north of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

The DDM will continue to monitor this system and provide updates as they become available.

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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.