Latest position of the depression. Graphic by Caribbean 360

A tropical storm watch has been issued for Dominica as an area of low pressure located about 810 miles east of the Windward Islands is now a tropical depression.

According to the Met Office the depression is moving towards the west north west near 18 mph with maximum sustained winds near 35 mph.

Some strengthening is forecasted and the depression could become a tropical storm by Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

On the forecast track, this system is expected near Dominica by late Friday into Saturday.

Dominicans are asked to keep a close eye on this weather system and begin to take precautionary measures in preparation for its arrival.

Dominica News Online will publish information as it becomes available.