A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica

first_img Share Share 9 Views   no discussions LocalNews A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica by: – September 9, 2011 Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Photo credit: amild.us-blogspot.comAt 11am, a tropical storm warning has been issued for Dominica as Tropical Storm Maria is expected to cross the Lesser Antilles tonight. Rainbands associated with this storm is already affecting Dominica and the southern portion of the Lesser Antilles.A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area…generally within 36 hours.At 2pm, the center of Tropical Storm Maria was located near latitude 14.3 north…longitude 57.9 west about 210 miles east of Martinique or 240 miles east southeast of Dominica. Maria is now moving toward the west northwest near 14 mph and this motion is expected to continue during the next 24 to 36 hours. On the forecast track…the center of Maria is expected to pass very close to Dominica by later tonight into early Saturday morning, accompanied by pockets of moderate to heavy showers, scattered thunderstorms and storm force winds. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles mainly to the northeast of the center. Models are forecasting Maria to remain a Tropical Storm as it moves across Dominica. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Dominica and the islands north, through to Puerto Rico and a tropical storm warning is now in effect for Martinique.Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area by later today into tonight. Sea swells is a major concern and are expected to peak up to 5.0 metres by today into Saturday across the island. Reports from buoys east of Dominica indicate that swells will be in excess of 5 meters (16 feet).All users of the sea and residents in coastal areas, especially on the northern and eastern coastlines are advised to take all the necessary precautions.Residents in Dominica are advised to make preparations for the approach of Tropical Storm Maria. We will continue to monitor the progress of this system and keep you updated.Hurricane season in the Atlantic began June 1st and ends November 30th.JUNE 1ST MARKED THE FIRST DAY OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON…WHICHWILL RUN UNTIL NOVEMBER 30. LONG-TERM AVERAGES FOR THE NUMBER OFNAMED STORMS…HURRICANES…AND MAJOR HURRICANES ARE 11…6…AND2…RESPECTIVELY.For updated weather information please call the weather hotline at (767) 4475555.Dominica Meteorological Servicelast_img read more

Team India to sport new kit during World T20

first_imgNew Delhi, March 3 (PTI) The Indian mens and womens cricket teams will take the field in the upcoming World Twenty20 Championships wearing brand new kits unveiled by Nike today. The design features a new collar which has a clear Asian influence, while four-way stretch pants includes articulated patterning on the knee to withstand aggressive play.”Bold with a contemporary stripped motif, the kits express the excitement and responsibility the players feel when representing their country,” says Mithali Raj, captain, Women cricket team.While commenting upon the new jersey Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane said that donning the signature blue is a proud moment for a player representing the country.”Wearing the kit and playing for the country is an overwhelming feeling, which is impossible to express in words. Whenever I put on the blue, the feeling is altogether different,” he said. Both men and women, will be officially using the jersey from March 15. PTI AQS PM PMlast_img read more