Entries from October 2008

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

More rains in the forecast

The Meterological Service is forecasting that there will be more rains tonight into the weekend because of a frontal system in the central Caribbean. However it says the central Caribbean is projected to remain unstable into early next week. Duty Forecaster at the Met Service, Kareen Bennett, said the frontal system is producing a broad […]

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

The centre of Omar rapidly moves away from the Northern Leeward Islands

At 4.00 a.m. the centre of Hurricane Omar was located near latitude 19.1 degrees north and longitude 63 degrees west or about 110 kilometres west of St. Martin.                      Omar is moving towards the northeast near 41 km/hr and this motion, with a gradual increase in forward speed is expected to continue during the next […]

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

The centre of Omar rapidly moves away from the Northern Leeward Islands

At 4.00 a.m. the centre of Hurricane Omar was located near latitude 19.1 degrees north and longitude 63 degrees west or about 110 kilometres west of St. Martin.                      Omar is moving towards the northeast near 41 km/hr and this motion, with a gradual increase in forward speed is expected to continue during the next […]

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Hurricane warnings in effect for Puerto Rico

Hurricane warnings are now in effect for Puerto Rico, the United States and British Virgin islands, St Martin, St Barts, Anguilla and St. Kitts as Omar, the fifteenth storm of the 2008 hurricane season, continues to develop. Hurricane Omar has been upgraded to category one. Officials say the storm is now heading across the Caribbean […]

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Tropical Depression Sixteen forms in the Western Caribbean

At 10.00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Depression Sixteen was located near latitude 15.6 degrees north and longitude 83.0 degrees west or about 70 kilometres north northeast of Cabo Gracias A Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border.                      The depression is moving toward the northwest near 11 km/hr.  A turn towards the west is expected later […]

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Depression into the Eastern Caribbean Sea strengthens in Tropical Storm Omar

At 10.00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Omar was located near latitude 14.0 degrees north and longitude 69.0 degrees west or about 570 kilometres south southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico and about 200 kilometres north of Curacao.                      Omar is moving towards the east southeast near 4km/hr. A gradual turn to the east […]

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Tropical Depression Fifteen spreads heavy rains over the Netherlands Antilles

At 5.00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Depression Fifteen was located near latitude 14.3 degrees north and longitude 69.2 degrees west or about 565 kilometres southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico and about 225 kilometres north of Curacao.                      The depression is moving towards the southeast near 4km/hr. A turn to the east and then […]

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Nana dissipates

At 5.00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Depression Nana was located near latitude 18.4 degrees north and longitude 43.3 degrees west or about 2065 kilometres west of the Cape Verde Islands and about 2090km east of the northern Leeward Islands.                      The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 km/h, and this general motion […]

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Tropical Depression Fifteen forms over the Eastern Caribbean Sea

At 10.00 a.m. the centre of newly formed Tropical Depression Fifteen was located was located near latitude 14.8 degrees north and longitude 69.6 degrees west or about 545 kilometres southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico and about 285 kilometres north-northwest of Curacao.                      The depression is moving toward the northwest near 3 km/h. Little significant […]

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Nana remains disorganised

At 4.00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Nana was located near latitude 16.6 degrees north and longitude 39.3 degrees west or about 1,635 kilometres west of the Cape Verde Islands.                      Nana is moving towards the west-northwest near 11 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue for the next day or two. […]