The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) continues to monitor the progress of newly upgraded tropical storm Sam, located near 10.9N 38.1W.
This places the center of Tropical Storm Sam about 2275 km (1415 miles) east of Barbados at 11 am today, Thursday 23rd September 2021.
Tropical storm Sam is expected to become a hurricane by tomorrow and a major hurricane by Sunday. An initial westward motion, followed by a slower west-northwestward track over the weekend is forecast and as a result, this system is not likely to pose any direct threat to the island.
As Sam passes to the north of Barbados very early next week, a reduction in wind speeds is expected, this will lead to warmer than usual air temperatures.
The BMS will continue to monitor the progress of this feature over the next few days and urges the public to continue to monitor all of their updates and alerts.
The next update will be at 2 am tomorrow, Friday 24th September 2021.
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