Caribbean braces for Dorian

  • Watchful eye: Tropical Storm Dorian’s position and predicted track at 6pm yesterday

    Watchful eye: Tropical Storm Dorian’s position and predicted track at 6pm yesterday

Several Caribbean islands began to brace themselves for Tropical Storm Dorian — but the system is not considered a threat to Bermuda.

Yesterday afternoon, Dorian was 1,585 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and travelling west with maximum sustained winds of 45 knots (52mph).

The system — the first major storm of the season — is expected to pass over Barbados and St Lucia tonight and tomorrow morning at it picks up strength.

TS Dorian could reach hurricane strength on Wednesday, but forecasts suggest the storm will weaken again on Thursday before it can make landfall in the Dominican Republic on Hispaniola.

The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a bulletin yesterday morning saying that a tropical storm warning had been issued for Barbados.

A tropical storm watch was in effect for St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the wider Lesser Antilles.

It added: “It is too soon to determine the specific timing or magnitude of impacts in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or Hispaniola, but interests in those areas should monitor the progress of Dorian.”

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Aug 26, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 26, 2019 at 8:08 am)

Caribbean braces for Dorian

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

Bermuda Calendar

Take Our Poll

  • "David Burt has given his government a B+ rating for its first three years in power. What say you?"
  • A
  • 5%
  • A-
  • 5%
  • B+
  • 10%
  • B
  • 8%
  • B-
  • 7%
  • C
  • 18%
  • D
  • 17%
  • F
  • 29%
  • Total Votes: 5918
  • Poll Archive

Today's Obituaries

eMoo Posts