Satelite image Aug 24The following is the latest weather outlook issued by the Dominica Met Office at 6.00 am on Wednesday 24th August, 2016.

A strong tropical wave is affecting the northern portion of the region. This system is expected to result in an increase in cloudiness across the island during the next 24 hours. Showers activity and possible isolated thunderstorms can be expected by afternoon.

Persons in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to be vigilant and to continue to exercise caution.

Additionally, tropical storm Gaston continues on a west northwest track over the open waters of the central tropical Atlantic with maximum sustained winds now up to 70 mph. Further strengthening is forecast and the storm could become a hurricane later today.

Moderate sea conditions are expected during the next 24 hours with waves peaking near 7.0 feet.