TS ISAAC STRENGHTENS SLIGHTLY / TS JOYCE IN THE ATLANTIC
Location: 16.2N 67.8W
Distance: 190 miles SW of San Juan Puerto Rico
Winds: Maximum sustained winds 45 mph
Movement: Present movement WNW at 16 mph
Pressure: Minimum Central Pressure 1002 MB
At 800 pm: The center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 16.2 north longitude 67.8 west. Isaac is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through Saturday. On the forecast track the center of Isaac will approach the south coast of the Dominican Republic tonight move near or over the south coast of the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Friday and approach southeastern Cuba Friday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Isaac could become a hurricane as it nears Haiti on Friday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 185 miles mainly to the northeast of the center.
Due to the size of Isaac the possibility of gusty winds and heavy showers affecting the territory still persists. Therefore the Antigua Met Service has left the Tropical Storm Warning in place until further notice. In addition a flash flood watch is in effect until 6AM tomorrow morning as the potential for torrential rain still possible.
TROPICAL STORM JOYCE
Current Location: 15.8N/42.3W
Geographical Reference: 1275 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands
Maximum Sustained Wind: 40 mph gusting to 50 mph
Movement: WNW at 18 mph
Organizational Trend: Steady
Forecast Confidence: Average
The center has been relocated to the southeast based on visible satellite imagery.
Visible satellite imagery has revealed a low-level center south of the thunderstorms associated with Tropical Storm Joyce. This has resulted in a re-location of the center a little south and east of where it was expected to be this afternoon. There are no changes to the forecast reasoning. Joyce is expected to track northwestward for another 4 days, followed by a turn to the north-northeast. Such a track would keep Joyce east of Bermuda. Forecasters do not expect any impact on the islands of the eastern Caribbean and probably little or no impact across the Canadian Maritimes.
The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor both systems and advise the public accordingly. Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for future 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.