DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, 27 August, 2019 TIME: 05:30AM (09:30UTC)
5:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 13.5 North, longitude 60.7 West, or about 355 miles south-southeast of St. Maarten. Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through tonight, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Wednesday.
On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to move across the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea during the next several hours. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it moves close to Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
The center of Tropical Storm Dorian is projected to pass about 185 miles southwest of St. Maarten early Wednesday, and thus poses no significant threat. However, some showers and gusty winds are possible from the outer bands.
Meteorological Department St. Maarten will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Dorian and issue special weather bulletins.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/90325-special-weather-bulletin-11