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TS DORIAN WEAKENS WHILE MOVING WESTWARD

TS DORIAN WEAKENS WHILE MOVING WESTWARD

July 26, 2013551Views
Current Position: 17.8N / 45.8W
Geographic Reference: 1135 Miles E of the Northern Leeward Islands 
Estimated Max Winds: 45 mph 
Movement: West at 22mph
Radius of Tropical Storm Force Winds: 70 miles
Minimum Central Pressure: 1010MB
 
At 5:00 p.m.,, the centre of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near Latitude 17.8 North and Longitude 45.8 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 22mph.  This general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Satellite images show that Dorian is disorganized and additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the centre.
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 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.