July 10, 20131276Views

Current Position: 16.5N and 72.0W

Geographic Reference145 MI South of Port au Prince

Estimated Max. Winds45 mph

MovementWest-Northwest at 29 mph

Minimum Central Pressure: 1011 MB

At 11:00 am
the center of Tropical Storm Chantal was estimated near latitude 16.5 north
longitude 72.0 west. Chantal is moving toward the west near 29 mph.  A turn toward the west-northwest and
northwest with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected during the next
48 hours. On this track Chantal or its remnants will move between eastern Cuba
and Jamaica tonight and emerge over the Florida Straits Thursday night.


sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts.  These winds are confined to the north and
east of the center. Chantal is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression or
degenerate into a tropical wave during the next 24 hours. Tropical storm force
winds extend outward up to 105 miles to the north and east of the center.


The estimated
minimum central pressure is 1011MB

Due to the distance of Tropical Storm Chantal
from the Territory, the Antigua Met Service has advised that it will no longer
be issuing alerts or advisories for the Virgin Islands pertaining to this
system. However they will continue to monitor conditions and issue forecasts

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM)
will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly. Please
visit the DDM’s website and subscribe for updates.

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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 inappropriately for legal
evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of
finances, property or life.