Bertha moving into Caribbean Sea

8:30 pm position of TS Bertha
8:30 pm position of TS Bertha

TS Bertha is moving into the Caribbean Sea, latest information from the Met Office has shown.

Tropical Storm warning remains in effect for Dominica.

At 8pm, the center of the storm was located near latitude 15.2 north, longitude 61.9 west or about 40 miles to the west south west of Dominica.

Bertha is moving towards the west northwest near 24mph.

On this track, the center of the storm is expected to move away from the Central Lesser Antilles during the next several hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50mph.

Bertha is expected to produce tropical storm force winds and rainfall amounts of 1 – 3 inches.

A Tropical Storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

Residents should continue to exercise extreme caution.

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8 Comments

  1. Alas
    August 4, 2014

    Why are some of us so inconsiderate… Anonymous 2 had your mother been working in Roseau but living in Penville, dont you think closing early would have benefitted her? Just because no one got killed you find there was no need to close work early ?
    Weather personnel can only PREDICT a storm,s behaviour they cannot say exactly what the storm will do… my god better be safe than sorry…
    I find the correct decision was made on Friday.
    I left Roseau at 2pm by the time I reached my community, TStorm force winds and rain was already affecting us. Had the winds been stronger we would have been caught with our pants down….be careful what you ask for Mr SElfish…..

  2. Pondera
    August 2, 2014

    “A Tropical Storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.”
    Is this all there is to what a storm warning means? Please be precise in the definition. In risk communication there should be no doubt in what we are trying to say.

  3. Pondera
    August 2, 2014

    Thanks for the information. Please check what you wrote regarding what a warning means in weather terms. Our message ought to be consistent. Just an observation.

  4. # Dominican.#
    August 2, 2014

    Good job by all.

  5. anonymous2
    August 2, 2014

    As it turns out…….not really worth closing down everything for.

    • # Dominican.#
      August 2, 2014

      Annoying # us!. Not when the train has left the station. Some persons are all over the place, we cannot play wishe washie with life, property, and unpredictable mother nature. All is well that end well. And that’s the bottom
      line.

    • icepop
      August 4, 2014

      If you were so sure it was not worth closing down why didn’t you say so on Friday morning then? it is always after the fact all the after weather forecasters come out to say x y and z pathetic.

      • Anti-Icepop
        August 5, 2014

        I listened to the weather report…YOU DID NOT!! Guess you were busy eating icepop. Keep not listening…wish a hurricane catch you with your pants down..LOL

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