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TROPICAL STORM MARIA STRENGTHENING

TROPICAL STORM MARIA STRENGTHENING

September 9, 2011598Views

At 200pm the center of Tropical Storm Maria was Located near latitude 14.3 north
longitude 57.9 west.  Maria is moving
toward the west-northwest near 14 mph and this Motion is expected to continue
during the next day or so.  On The
forecast track the center of Maria will reach the Lesser Antilles early tonight
and be near the Virgin Islands by Saturday night.

 

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts.  Gradual strengthening is possible during the
next 48 hours.

 

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles mainly to the
northeast of the center.

 

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 MB

 

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the
system and provide updates accordingly. Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com
and subscribe to our notification link to receive further updates.

 

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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.