BULLETIN # 4 issued at 5:00 AM, Wednesday July 29, 2020 by the Dominica Meteorological Service

TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA UNTIL 8AM ….Periods of rainfall and gusty winds expected to persist during today 

At 5:00 a.m. the center of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine was located near latitude 15.3 North, longitude 61.3 West or about 5 miles south of Dominica. The disturbance is moving quickly toward the west north-west near 23 mph (37 km/h).   The system is presently moving over the southern part of Dominica.  

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected when the system moves into the The Caribbean Sea. Tropical-storm-force winds gusts have been recorded across the Leeward Islands, far north of the centre. The tropical storm warning for Dominica is expected to be discontinued at 8am.

Periods of showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds are expected to continue across Dominica, into tonight. Due to the saturated nature of the soils, additional rainfall could result in localized flooding and landslidesPeople in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to remain extremely vigilant and to exercise caution. Motorists should exercise caution while traversing the roads.

A Flood Warning issued at 11pm last night is being downgraded to a Flood Watch from 6am to 12 noon.

Seas are expected to remain rough with waves up to 12.0ft during today.  Small-craft operators should remain in port. People living near the coast are advised to be vigilant. Sea-bathers should stay out of the water. A Small Craft Warning and A High Surf Advisory remain in effect until 6am Thursday 30th.

Expected Impacts:

-Localized flooding of rivers, ravines and streams and settlements and roads near to or along their banks

-Flooding of low-lying bridges

-Landslides and rockfalls from overhanging cliffs

-Dangerous sea conditions for sea-bathers and mariners

-Coastal flooding in low-lying areas

Take all precautionary measures to protect life and property throughout this evening and into early Friday.


The next Bulletin will be issued by the Meteorological Service at 8 a.m.