24TH July 2020 – Tropical Storm Gonzalo has weakened however the system still has the potential to re-intensify. Gonzalo is expected to bring gusty winds and heavy rainfall to the Southern Windward Islands and the possibility of creating hazardous sea conditions for the BVI over the weekend. Presently a Small Craft Advisory is in effect and if required may be upgraded further.
At 5 PM, Gonzalo was located 10 degrees north, 55.6 degrees west or approximately 818 miles east southeast of the British Virgin Islands
Winds are 40 mph with higher gusts Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 25 mile.
Movement is to the west at 18 mph and is expected to continue for the next few days. Minimum central pressure is 1000 MB.
Persons should continue to monitor the progress of Gonzalo as it moves further west.
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