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Danny Continues West Approaching St. Eustatius And Saba; Tropical Storm WARNING In Effect

Danny Continues West Approaching St. Eustatius And Saba; Tropical Storm WARNING In Effect
Tropical Cyclone Bulletin No. 5 -Warning Message No. 2

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao (MDC | 11:00AM) -- A Tropical Storm WARNING will continue to be in effect for St. Eustatius and Saba until further notice.

Effect On Local Conditions

Tropical Storm Danny will continue to weaken gradually as it approaches the northeastern Caribbean Area. Tropical storm conditions will spread late tonight or Monday morning over St. Eustatius and Saba.  

  • Winds: Later tonight, the local winds will shift gradually to the northeast and the wind speed will increase with time, strengthening to tropical storm force (40 to 60 miles per hour) mainly in gusts. The wind direction will shift gradually to the east during the late morning or early afternoon and then to southeast during the late afternoon, while subsiding slowly during Monday evening and early Tuesday.
  • Seas: Today, waves will build gradually further in easterly swells along mainly the east facing coastal areas. On early Monday morning, the local seas will deteriorate a little more, becoming fairly rough (8 to 12 feet). A Small Craft Advisory will go into effect at 6 P.M. tonight.
  • Rainfall: The associated rains are foreseen to start on late tonight or early Monday morning and should continue from time to time during the day through early Monday evening with some occasional thunder. Expected rainfall amounts generally between 1 and 2 inches.

Local authorities and residents of the St. Eustatius and Saba are advised to continue monitoring the further progress of this weather system and to take all necessary measures to safeguard life and property.

Center's Latest And Forecast Positions

Date/Time Position Intensity Location
Sunday, August 23, 11:00 AM 15.8N 57.3W Moderate tropical storm 395 miles east-southeast of St. Eustatius
Monday, August 24, 8:00 AM 16.5N 61.9W Minor tropical storm 105 miles southeast of St. Eustatius
Monday, August 24, 8:00 PM 17.0N 64.5W Tropical depression 95 miles southwest of Saba

Definitions

TROPICAL STORM WARNING: A warning for tropical storm conditions, including possible sustained winds within the range 63-117 km/h (39-73 mph) (34-63 knots) are expected in specified areas in 36 hours or less.

Next bulletin: Monday, August 24, 11:00 AM or sooner, if conditions warrant. -- www.meteo.cw