NWS National Hurricane Center Miami
500 PM AST Sat Aug 24, 2019
…DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO THE FOURTH TROPICAL STORM OF THE 2019 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON…
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 725 MI…1165 KM ESE OF BARBADOS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB…29.77 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in the central and northern Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of Dorian.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the centre of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 10.7 North, longitude 49.1 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue tonight. A turn toward the
west-northwest is forecast on Sunday, and that motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the tropical cyclone is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the centre.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/90264-tropical-storm-dorian-advisory-number-2