July 25, 20131015Views

Current Position: 16.5N / 37.8W

Geographic Reference: 1670 Miles E of the Northern Leeward Islands 

Estimated Max Winds: 60 mph 

Movement: West-northwest at 18mph

Radius of Tropical Storm Force Winds: 60 miles

Minimum Central Pressure: 999Mb

At 5:00 p.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near Latitude 16.5 North and Longitude 37.8 West. Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph.  This general motion is expected to continue tonight followed by a gradual turn toward the west by late Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the centre.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb.

Expected Impacts Onshore

Virgin Islands 

Wind: On the current forecast track, Dorian’s 25+ mph winds should remain north of Virgin Islands.

Rainfall: About 1-2 inches of rain could fall as Dorian passes to the north. Rainfall totals would be higher if Dorian tracks near the southern edge of the forecast cone.

Storm Surge: No significant surge is expected as the centre should pass north of the islands.

The Department of Disaster Management is continuing to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Dorian and will provide updates as they become available.

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.