WEATHER UPDATE: Tropical storm warning discontinued for Dominica

The storm over the Eastern Caribbean on Friday morning

The general public is asked to note that the Tropical Storm warning for Dominica has been DISCONTINUED.

Tropical Storm Ernesto is now located 140 miles south west of Dominica and moving to the west.

At 11am, the center of Tropical Storm Ernesto was located near Latitude 13.7North Longitude 62.3West moving towards the west near 21mph.

This general motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Ernesto will be moving across the Eastern and Central Caribbean Sea during the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50mph with higher gusts.

Residents are asked to note that although the warnings have been discontinued, rain bands in the system over and close to Dominica will continue to produce moderate showers and gusty winds.

Residents should move around with caution and look out for possible rock falls.

Also, interests on the west coast should take precaution as the system could generate high sea swells on entering the Caribbean Sea.

 

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70 Comments

  1. August 3, 2012

    hmmmm

  2. never see come see
    August 3, 2012

    All you a roof just fly in Didier lane.And a big big kennip tree fell on a man house.

  3. August 3, 2012

    what they saying there. one time you hearing it in effect and now they saying its discontinued. which one is it,get the facts straight DNO

  4. Anonymous
    August 3, 2012

    papa met

  5. nature Girl
    August 3, 2012

    That is funny DNO we are still experiencing Ernesto, it is much wetter and darker now and it is nearly 3.o p.m.! So NO we are at the moment still in de storm!! :-P

  6. PRX600
    August 3, 2012

    Why is it our weather reports always wrong? Is it because there are no satellites focus on Dominica to get a true picture of our island…
    They have discontinued the warning but presently parts of the island have HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN.

    We need to serious look at putting things in place to get our weather right across the island.
    This could cost lives…

    • The G
      August 3, 2012

      The warning can be discontinued since the storm is moving away from us. A tropical storm warning simply means that tropical storm conditions are expected. Right now, we are not experiencing tropical storm conditions. We are feeling the effect of the outer bands form the storm which brings heavy rain and gusts of wind; but not torrential rains and sustained gusts of wind which is what tropical storms bring.

    • Freethinker
      August 3, 2012

      Because weather is very unpredictable. Honestly, predicting *any* weather at all is difficult, since there is a great deal of uncertainty unavoidably involved.

    • observer
      August 4, 2012

      idiot, tropical storm force winds extend out to 110 miles from the center…the center is now 140 miles away from Dominica – do the maths. however, as rightly indicated, adverse conditions will continue

  7. Anonymous
    August 3, 2012

    We have rain in Antigua wi to and i at work i have to take two buses to get home and i still have to walk ten more mins before getting home under the rain and i finish work at 5pm. so pray for me all u hear thanks

  8. yes i
    August 3, 2012

    one of them good days when they say ‘hurricane warning’ or ‘tropical storm warning’ and nobody advises us to stay home – all u will see. a ‘Watch’ means to go work and to go buy stuff for home, a ‘Warning’ means stay indoors. what is wrong with my country. try safety first over everthing else. our life matters!!!

    • Really?
      August 3, 2012

      My fren, you wrong, wi. The difference between a ‘watch’ and a ‘warning’ was that hurricane conditions in the ‘warning’ are expected in 24 hours while in the ‘watch’ the conditions are expected in about 36 hours! Boy all you does just make fings up, eh!

  9. Smh
    August 3, 2012

    zor cah d sa zor lay…u never see storm turn..

  10. bellerz
    August 3, 2012

    smfh heads wit dem dominicans boy come on man we dominicans to ridiculous sometimes stupes all u to like to take somethin so mediocre n make it bigger than it is n strayin from the topic it is a storm warnin key word warnin the pm wud have sent every one home if it was worse sighs we shud be greatful that it isnt the storm passed us come on man

    • too hard too long
      August 3, 2012

      Commas, full stops and capital letters make a big difference in a comment.

      • Smh
        August 3, 2012

        lol yea fer real…mamsel can never be a “bellerz”

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      • kixx iz nuffin
        August 3, 2012

        lol gud one :lol:

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      • tsk
        August 3, 2012

        correct use of words too…mediocre?

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  11. Anonymous
    August 3, 2012

    i never take storms serious cause it never comes we are being spared thats why,so we can bathe in the rain now.

  12. Hmmmm!
    August 3, 2012

    Well I am sending my secretary home boy. Too much rain !!!!!!! She needs to be safe too!!!!

    • Anonymous
      August 3, 2012

      If you had a secretary you would well put pressure on her to be at work, even if she had to cross river and ocean to get there. Most managers and supervisors don’t care about workers, all they concern about is that the work get down

  13. wooty
    August 3, 2012

    oh my god Jesus bless those people in Dominica and the other islands for the people to be safe and for they house not to break down because some of them do not have enough money to make another and some of them just make they hoses so lord god i want you to pray for every single body in Dominica and the other islands .Jesus bless them please

    • hmmm
      August 3, 2012

      You making me feel ashamed to be from wooty as well…Check your grammar and your use of words and sentences before you post!…You write exactly how you speak..wooty broken english!

    • gosh
      August 3, 2012

      what can of prayer is that?

    • Freethinker
      August 3, 2012

      Jesus will bless you best by whispering in your ear, Stop skipping school, dummy.

  14. Dissapointed
    August 3, 2012

    hmmmm

  15. Freethinker
    August 3, 2012

    Everyone stop what all you doing and PRAY now it doh matter if you driving by a precipice stop and PRAY if you doh pray God going and blow up Dominica like a terrorist bomb papa boday

    lol…but seriously, don’t pray.

    • tie toe
      August 3, 2012

      what the message there..you start by satying pray and end by saying dont pray??

      • ...
        August 3, 2012

        I think that’s what you call sarcasm and a typo!

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      • Freethinker
        August 3, 2012

        You know, it’s a sign of mental deficiency not to be able to catch sarcasm.

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    • stuuupes!
      August 3, 2012

      huuh?…dont think you know wah you talking bout stupeess

      • Freethinker
        August 3, 2012

        I was making fun of religious idiots. Unfortunately, sarcasm is hard for many an uneducated mind to grasp.

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  16. hm!
    August 3, 2012

    ppl should be at home with their family…my 2 cents

    • Anonymous
      August 3, 2012

      *raises eyebrows*… all u had to do was call in sick. Lazy [email protected]@rd!!

      • stuuupes!
        August 3, 2012

        lol

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  17. tie toe
    August 3, 2012

    i dont know how many of us could remember a few years ago we were in the center of a storm and right when the eyes of the storm was about to hit everything just stopped .every body kept silence ant that was it .its like everything fell into the sea because the storm just stopped suddenly .OUR GOD IS A MIGHTY GOD AND YES HE DOES ANSWER PRAYERS.

  18. ICEMILK
    August 3, 2012

    good question. Why are we at work when we need to be home witho uor kids.

    • Alas
      August 3, 2012

      KIDS you stay home with little goats and not your children shaking my heading

      • Anonymous
        August 3, 2012

        This line of Kids=goats is now boring, overplayed and passe. Kids is a globally accepted word and you know and understand exactly what the person meant. Infact, it sounds interesting and warm.
        Think of making a more meaningful contribution while you are here on DNO. I am noting that they work hard to remain creative, informative, educational and entertaining. To DNO: Thank you for keeping us informed.

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    • Anonymous
      August 3, 2012

      so everytime it is raining you have to stay home then

    • budman
      August 3, 2012

      who say yours kids want your company?

  19. strength
    August 3, 2012

    just some rain da will get

  20. aya
    August 3, 2012

    Tropical storm warning? so why are we at work?

    • sndy
      August 3, 2012

      all u to lazy. everything is a holiday, go and work to develop the country.

    • Safety
      August 3, 2012

      I am not at work. Safety comes first.

      • jackie
        August 3, 2012

        u serious!!!!!!!!!! u tink the storm cant get u at ur home or anywhere else for that matter ………..wait it will pass ur home straight becuz u choose safety first …smh :-? :-D

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    • God's Word
      August 3, 2012

      You Dominicans just love a holiday, how many of you were just hoping that the forecast would go from bad to worse, just to stay at home, eat, drink and sleep Oh Dominicans, best place on earth to live right now.

    • Anonymous
      August 3, 2012

      because some of you like too much holiday. the warning is just a precautionary measure. stay in work.

    • sandra ...
      August 3, 2012

      don’t u think this country backwards enough … our progress slow and we just lending finance, only one day u at work for … what u want another holiday which equals to higher taxes … and more struggle and poverty…
      i understand a storm passing but if it get serious dont u think the pm would have said GO home .. jeezzzz

    • @WELL
      August 3, 2012

      LOL you commentators can be so funny. In England this is referred to as DRY HUMOUR.

    • gosh
      August 3, 2012

      you too lazy, stay and work!

    • gosh
      August 3, 2012

      You too lazy stay and work!

    • too hard too long
      August 3, 2012

      We’re at work because we have work to do.

    • Anonymous
      August 3, 2012

      Dominica is not under a tropical storm warning any more..cheez!

  21. my sweet dominica
    August 3, 2012

    it’s going to be fine , God don’t give us more than we can handle. Thanks DNO , keep us updated. thank you .

    • Freethinker
      August 3, 2012

      Except when he flooded the Earth, during slavery, during Hurricane David, etc.

  22. Lol lol lol lol lol
    August 3, 2012

    Am at work now can someone tell if it will do like Ophelia

    • budman
      August 3, 2012

      well i read the tea leaves but no answer yet

  23. Alas
    August 3, 2012

    something wrong with you people a little tropical storm and you all screaming even dowasco cut of water since 10pm last night wth it does have more rain in d/ca than what we getting now and nothing does happen STUPES

  24. Anonymous
    August 3, 2012

    one thing we coward to we :) all doh see all storm passing straight

  25. Mango-Bab
    August 3, 2012

    DNO, Admin, Did your office question the Met Office of ODM regarding the statement that the storm, which was located some 110 miles SOUTH of Dominica at 5:00 a.m. today, is expected to nove across the NORTHERN Windward Islands “in the next few hours”. Should that have been SOUTHERN Windward Islands, unless if Ernesto makes a full circle after it gets over the Caribbean Sea, or heads north and then goes thru the northen Windwards (which includes Guadeloupe and Dominica). Heard that on the radio as well, and may have been a slip of the pen or the tongue.

  26. Jackie Brown
    August 3, 2012

    Lets hope that Ernesto will by-pass Dominica. On the other hand Dominica is able to stand up to whatever comes it way. All will be well.

  27. marco
    August 3, 2012

    Pray for the Caribbean ! God protect all the Islands !

    • Amen
      August 3, 2012

      God is in control at all times, and he sees and knows that the region is unable to go through this. We have barely recovered from all these depressions, storms, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes both man-made and natural. He will deliver us from these hazards; faith and pray at all times. God Help us!!

      • Freethinker
        August 3, 2012

        Oh, he is? He must really be a massive troll, then, to send us these storms every single year. And boy, must he hate Puerto Rico, since they *always* get hit.

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      • budman
        August 3, 2012

        which were the man-made ones?

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      • The Jew
        August 3, 2012

        You is a monkey boy.. God is the boss man.. DONT EVER DISS YOUR MAKER boy! Or where you one of those who evolved from an ape

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      • Freethinker
        August 4, 2012

        The Jew writes, “You is a monkey boy.. God is the boss man.. DONT EVER DISS YOUR MAKER boy! Or where you one of those who evolved from an ape”

        Well, it’s clear you, at least, have much more evolving to do than me, with that laughable grammar and spelling.

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  28. dee
    August 3, 2012

    pa pa God

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