Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Met Office issues update on Tropical Storm Jerry

Tropical Depression #10 has strengthened to become Tropical Storm Jerry, the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

The Barbados Meteorological Services states that as of 5 am today, Tropical Storm Jerry was located near...14.1N, 47.7W or about 797 miles...1282 km east of Barbados.

The system continues to move towards the west-northwest near 13mph... 20km/h. The estimated minimum central pressure was 1004 MB...29.65 inches. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45mph, 75km/h with higher gusts.

Further strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.

On its present track, no direct impact from the system is expected in Barbados as it is forecast to pass to the north of the northern Leeward Islands by Thursday night into early Friday.

However, residents in Barbados and the Lesser Antilles should continue to closely monitor the progress of this system. Further statements will be issued as conditions warrant.

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