WEATHER: Tropical Disturbance discovered across Eastern Caribbean

Met Department closely monitors Tropical Disturbance 1, which now has a High Chance of becoming a Tropical Depression before reaching the Eastern Caribbean; The system is not a threat to Montserrat at this time.

WEATHER: Tropical Disturbance discovered across Eastern Caribbean
WEATHER: Tropical Disturbance discovered across Eastern Caribbean

Met Department closely monitors Tropical Disturbance 1, which now has a High Chance of becoming a Tropical Depression before reaching the Eastern Caribbean; The system is not a threat to Montserrat at this time.

Yellow Hill – Saturday, 22 July 2023 – The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) is closely monitoring Tropical Disturbance 1 in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic.

The system has a high chance of becoming a tropical depression and a concern for those in the Lesser Antilles as it moves west over warmer waters and in the direction of eastern Caribbean islands, according to the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) 8 a.m. Saturday advisory.

The Disturbance poses no threat to Montserrat at this time, and no watches or warnings have been issued for the island. As of Saturday morning, NHC says Disturbance 1 is located roughly midway between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles and continues to show signs of organization.

Although environmental conditions are only marginally conducive, some additional gradual development is anticipated and this system will likely become a tropical depression by early next week while it moves westward across the tropical Atlantic.

Disturbance 1 has a 50% chance of formation in the next two days and, a 70% chance of development in the next seven days. DMCA urges residents to ensure their hurricane kits are ready with enough supplies to last at least three days.

The DMCA appeals to residents and visitors to pay close attention to information issued by the DMCA and be vigilant. The DMCA will continue to monitor the system and provide regular updates as deemed necessary.

Tropical Disturbance 1 now has a medium chance of development and could become a Tropical Depression before it reaches the Caribbean moving westward; DMCA continues to monitor the system, which is not a threat to Montserrat at this time.

Yellow Hill, Friday, 21 July 2023 – Tropical Disturbance 1 poses no threat to Montserrat at this time, and no watches or warnings have been issued for the island. The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) continues to monitor the system and will provide regular updates as deemed necessary.

Meantime, Tropical Storm Don in the Central Atlantic is not expected to impact land. As of Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center says Tropical Disturbance 1 is located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Environmental conditions appear generally conducive for some gradual development of this system, and a tropical depression could form in the next several days, as it moves westward across the tropical Atlantic. Disturbance 1 has a 20% chance of formation in the next two days and, a 40% chance of development in the next seven days.

DMCA urges residents to be prepared and stay prepared as it only takes one storm making landfall to impact Montserrat significantly. The DMCA appeals to residents and visitors to pay close attention to information issued by the DMCA and be vigilant.