Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Jamaica

tropical storm grace
tropical storm grace

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Jamaica as Tropical Storm Grace moves closer to the island.

The Meteorological Service says Jamaicans should continue to brace for heavy rain and wind on Tuesday.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that Tropical Storm conditions, including possible sustained wind speeds of between 63 to 118 kilometres per hour are expected to impact the island in 36 hours or less.

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The latest update issued by the Meteorological Service at 6:30 this morning says the centre of Tropical Storm Grace was located about 106 kilometres or 66 miles east of Port Antonio in Portland, Jamaica.

Maximum sustained winds are now near 65-kilometres or 40 miles per hour with higher gusts.

The Storm is moving towards the west at near 26 kilometres per hour, which is 16-miles per hour.

On the forecast track, the centre of Grace will be moving away from Haiti and closer to the northeastern coast of Jamaica on Tuesday morning, then continue westward along the coastline towards the Cayman Islands this afternoon during tonight.

The storm is expected to strengthen during the next few days.

According to Weather.com, land interaction might weaken Grace some before it remerges into the southwest Gulf of Mexico (Bay of Campeche) later Thursday. Grace could be a stronger storm or hurricane prior to making a final landfall in northeast Mexico by late Friday or early Saturday.

 

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