TROPICAL STORM WARNING WAS DISCONTINUED AT 5PM…..THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN REMAINS

BULLETIN #17 issued at 5:00 PM, Thursday September 13, 2018 by the Dominica Meteorological Service.

 

 

TROPICAL STORM WARNING WAS DISCONTINUED AT 5PM…..THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN REMAINS

 

At 5pm the centre of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.9 degrees north and longitude 63.2 degrees west or about 130 miles south west of Dominica. Isaac is moving west, away from the island, near 16 mph (26 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are down to 40mph or 65km/h with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend out to 105 miles (165km) from the centre.

 

Since no reports of sustained tropical-storm force winds are being reported and Isaac's centre is moving away from Dominica, the Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued. Gusty winds are expected, particularly in elevated areas.

 

Residents are advised to remain vigilant as pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds are expected to persist during tonight. Up to 4 inches of rainfall has been recorded in some areas in the past 24 hours. An additional 4 to 6 inches (100 to 150mm), with higher amounts in elevated areas, is being projected.

 

·     People in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to be extremely vigilant and to exercise extreme caution as life threatening flash flooding and mudslides are expected. A FLOOD WARNING remains in effect for Dominica until 6pm Friday September 14, 2018.

 

Rough to very rough seas are expected into tomorrow.  

 

·         Mariners and other users of the sea should remain extremely cautious. Large waves of up to 14.0ft and dangerous rip-currents will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators. Sea-bathers should stay out of the water. A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning are in effect until 6pm Friday September 14, 2018.

 

Note that there are no other systems posing an immediate threat to Dominica, following Isaac.

 

This is the final bulletin on Tropical Storm Isaac by the Meteorological Service.