The Tropical Storm Warning issued for the British Virgin Islands has been discontinued.
At 5:00 pm the centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was estimated near latitude 18.4 north longitude 68.5 west or approximately 90 miles East of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic. Bertha is moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph. A turn toward the northwest is expected tonight with this motion continuing through Sunday night. On the forecast track the centre of Bertha should move away from Puerto Rico this afternoon.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph with higher gusts.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles mainly to the north east of the centre.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 mb.
Marine: Moderate to rough swells 1.8 to 2.1M or 6 to 7 ft. A warning remains in place for Small Craft Operators and Sea Bathers.
The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor TS Bertha and provide updates accordingly. Please visit www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates.
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.