19TH November 2019 – The National Hurricane Centre has upgraded Disturbance1/AL90 to Tropical Storm Sebastian
At 1100 AM the centre of Tropical Storm Sebastien was located near latitude 20.1 North, longitude 58.7 West or approximately 391 miles North East of the British Virgin Islands. Sebastien is moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph). A turn to the north is expected on Wednesday followed by a turn to the northeast and an increase in forward speed Wednesday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible over the next day or so. Sebastien is expected to become absorbed by a cold front in a couple of days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the centre.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb.
Based on Sebastien’s location and current movement the system is not expected to have any effect on the Territory.
The DDM will continue to monitor the Tropical Storm and provides updates where necessary.
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