Another tropical storm has now developed in the Atlantic and could possibly hit the British Virgin Islands as a hurricane in the next few days.
At 5 o’clock Sunday morning, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.5 north and longitude 38.1 west.
Isaac was moving westwardly at nine miles per hour at the time.
“Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 miles per hour with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Isaac is expected to become a hurricane by Monday, (September 10),” the DDM said.
“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the centre. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 millibars,” the DDM added while urging residents to begin preparations for the possibility of being impacted.
While noting that another tropical storm called Helene is following a distance away from Isaac, the DDM said: “The focus is on Tropical Storm Isaac as it has the potential of affecting the British Virgin Islands later next (this) week.”
BVI News will continue to bring weather updates of these weather sysyems.
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