Thursday 20 September, 2018

Hurricane Isaac Update: Gusty winds expected by Wednesday

The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Isaac over the central Atlantic.

At 11:00 a.m Hurricane Issac was located near 14.7N 43.9W or about 1050 mi or 1692 km E of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds remain near 75 mph or 120 km/h. Hurricane force winds extend outward 10 mi or 16 km and storm force winds 50 mi or 80 km from the center.

Isaac continues to move westward at 14 mph or 22 km/h. An outer band associated with Issac will bring some scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds to Barbados early Wednesday morning.

On the current projected track, the center of this system is forecast to pass about 150 mi or about 240 km north of Barbados early on Thursday morning. As the system progresses westward into the eastern Caribbean Sea, more organized convection trailing Isaac is expected to affect Barbados, bringing moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds well into Friday.

Sea conditions are also forecast to deteriorate from Wednesday and continue into Thursday with swells expected to peak near 3.5m in open water The BMS will continue to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Isaac and will update this information at 5:00 p.m.



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