Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Tropical Storm warnings issued for T&T, Grenada

Tropical Storm warnings have been issued for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its Dependencies as Tropical Storm Karen formed at 5am on Sunday.

The Met Office in an advisory at 6am said the National Hurricane Center has upgraded an area of low pressure located east of Trinidad and Tobago into Tropical Storm Karen.

At 5am, the centre of the system was located 80 kilometres northeast of Tobago.

As a result, the Government has placed Trinidad and Tobago under a Tropical Storm warning.

Further to this, the Met Office has placed Grenada and its dependencies under a Tropical Storm warning.

Tropical Storm Karen is currently moving toward the west-northwest at 15 kilometres per hour.

Maximum sustained winds are 65 kilometres per hour with higher gusts.

Tropical Storm force winds extend to approximately 120 kilometres from the centre.

A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur on Monday, followed by a turn toward the north on Tuesday.

On forecast tract, Karen will move across Trinidad and Tobago later this morning and emerge over the south-eastern Caribbean sea.

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