Tropical Storm Dorian is currently hitting Martinique. The center of the Dorian storm is currently between Martinique and Saint Lucia. The torrential rains arrived in the south-east at 4:00 am local time (9:00 am, metropolitan time), according Agate Weather.
The Dorian system, which currently strikes Martinique, is now considered by Météo France as a strong tropical storm and therefore "a threat to the southern half of the West Indies". The most exposed islands range from Martinique in the north to the Grenadines in the south, but heavy rain will also affect the islands further north of the Lesser Antilles, including Guadeloupe.
The #Dorian tropical storm is getting stronger and closer to the West Indies.
The most exposed islands: from Martinique in the north to the Grenadines in the south, but heavy rain will also affect the Lesser Antilles, including Guadeloupe (Météo France). pic.twitter.com/hS5KXsV3Lz
The center of the Dorian storm is currently between Martinique and Saint Lucia. The torrential rains came in from the southeast at 4am local time (9am local time), according to Agate Weather.
Tropical storm #Dorian strikes today # Martinique.https: //t.co/f17t10YYd3 pic.twitter.com/9GP5hxPkkS- The Weather Channel (@lachainemeteo) August 27, 2019
"The storm is beginning to affect Martinique. Its center will go 50 km from the island , says Sébastien Leprince, a weather forecaster at Agate Météo. Wind gusts of 80 to 90 km / h and continuous rains are reported. Precipitation is a worrying parameter: an average of 100 milliliters of water is expected per square meter. The swell should also reach 3 meters in height. "
A fourth tropical phenomenon is underway on the Atlantic Basin: the strong tropical storm #Dorian. The associated thunderstorms approach St. Lucia and Martinique.
The accumulations of expected rains on Martinique are of the order of 100 to 150 mm. https://t.co/aYI2OBDSS6 pic.twitter.com/lyqI8qvaw9
"From the point of view of the metropolis, these phenomena are not out of the ordinary , he says, but it must be understood that they are not at all the standard of the West Indies. "
The prefecture of Martinique has issued a warning message on Twitter, calling on residents to be cautious while the department is on orange cyclonic vigilance.
# Tropical Storm DORIAN
Cyclonic vigilance #ORANGE is maintained in #Martinique.
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Transformation into a cyclone
"Guadeloupe will be affected this afternoon, but with more moderate consequences ," said Sebastien Leprince. We expect a return to calm from tonight, with persistent showers, until Thursday. Dorian, however, will turn into a cyclone Thursday or Friday, approaching the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. "
"For the moment, the hurricane season of the Antilles has been very calm ," he says. It is normally held from July to October but this year it only started at the end of August because of the cooling of the waters along the African coast. "
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