Weakened Danny out of Saint Lucia’s reach; tropical wave system develops

Weakened Danny out of Saint Lucia’s reach; tropical wave system develops

115921W5_NL_smDanny has been downgraded to a tropical storm, the Saint Lucia Meteorological Office has reported.

At 5 a.m. today (Sunday, August 23), the centre of Tropical Storm Danny was located near 15.8 degrees north, 56.0 degrees west or about 360 miles or 580 km east of Guadeloupe, according to the Met Office.

“Danny is moving toward the west at about 15 mph or 24 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are about 50 mph or 85 km/h. The center of Danny is expected to be near the Leeward Islands by tonight or Monday morning.”

Tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued for the Leeward Islands from Montserrat to islands further north.

Though Saint Lucia is out of immediate danger, the Met Office is reporting that everyone should keep watch on a tropical wave located over the eastern Atlantic is moving westward near 23mph or 37 km/h.

“Further development of this system is possible during the next two days,” the Office stated.

As a result of the tropical storm, small craft operators and sea bathers around the north and east coasts of Saint Lucia are advised to exercise caution since there is a possibility that above normal swells generated by Tropical Storm Danny will affect those areas.

Forecast for the Lesser Antilles: A gradual increase in cloudiness, showers and possible thunderstorms is expected over the Leeward Islands from this evening.


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