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Tropical Storm Tammy 11 AM update

October 19, 2023

A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Barbados.

The Barbados Meteorological Services explained that this alert is issued when sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 – 73 mph; 63 – 118kmh) associated with a tropical storm are possible in the warning area within the next 48 hours.

At 11:00 a.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Tammy was located near 13.6N 55.7W, or approximately 260 miles (420 KM) east of Barbados. Its maximum sustained winds remain near 60 MPH ( 55KPH). The current movement is west-northwest at 15MPH (24KMH) with a minimum central pressure of 1003 MB.

Marine conditions are forecast to deteriorate from tonight, Thursday, October 19, 2023, with moderate to rough swells of 2.5 m to 3.5 m (8ft to 11ft) in open water. As a result, a small craft warning and high surf advisory is in effect for Barbados.

On its current track, the system is projected to pass approximately 130 miles north of the island on Friday afternoon. Occasional gusty winds in moderate to heavy showers associated with feeder bands are possible Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. Model guidance currently projects rainfall accumulations around 2 to 4 inches with isolated higher amounts.

The public is urged to continue to monitor the progress of this system through updates issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services and follow the guidance and recommendations provided by the Department of Emergency Management.

The next advisory will be issued at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2023, .

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