TS Chantal expected to further strengthten as it moves closer to Dominica (advisory #5)

Latest position of TS Chantal
Latest position of TS Chantal

Some strengthening of Tropical Storm Chantal is forecast during the next 48 hours as Reconnaissance aircraft are about to head towards the storm.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts.

At 5pm, the center of tropical storm Chantal was located near latitude 11.8N, longitude 53.9W or about 560 miles east south east of Dominica.

Chantal is moving towards the west northwest near 25 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Chantal should reach the Lesser Antilles early Tuesday.

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Dominica.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area in this case within 24 to 36 hours.

Tropical storm force winds are expected within the warning area by early Tuesday.

Chantal is expected to produce rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with maximum amounts of 6 inches possible. Storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 1 to 3 feet above normal tide levels. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by dangerous waves.

Residents should finalize all preparedness activities as they await Tropical Storm Chantal.

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85 Comments

  1. July 9, 2013

    :lol:

  2. July 9, 2013

    :lol: all you giving it to me today there

  3. no love
    July 8, 2013

    Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, in his address to the nation this evening, Monday, July 8, regarding the passage of Tropical Storm Chantal, has announced that all schools, airports and businesses will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9 until the “all clear” is given by the goverment..and then dominicans will still be like labor power..tomorrow morning skerro will make an annoucement when all ya’ll caught in the storm..God help this country :-x

  4. passing thru
    July 8, 2013

    Where is advisory #6 which is the 8pm update?

  5. Suki
    July 8, 2013

    Now what I want chantal to do is ask skerrit, why he not giving us international airport for us to cheap out easier?

  6. Cetaleya
    July 8, 2013

    What Skerrit waiting for nuh. After I reach college early morning 8 oclock is afterwards he will say no school and work stupes

  7. you cant see me
    July 8, 2013

    Lol….I agree

  8. July 8, 2013

    Many Dominicans residing overseas writes negative comments about Dominica, and this is very sad. I have been residing in Houston Texas for 27 years, and I will tell you, Dominica is beautiful and developed. After all, take a drive on the Major Roads, look at the beautiful buildings, Watch some of the local TV programs, listen to the radio stations, and what about the small businesses selling the local foods on the highways, and at the small retail stores? Moreover, tourism is doing well, and so much progress and development in all communities throughout the island. Without a doubt, Dominica is doing great and I am not being political but I think you should agree the present government is doing an exceptional job. On June 29, 2013 I night landed at Melville Hall Airport, 8:40 p.m., and was so impressed that I cried with joy and a sense of gratitude. God Bless Dominica and god Bless the present Labor Party Leadership. Amen I Say!

  9. *Silent Much*
    July 8, 2013

    BE PREPARED! Better safe than sorry. Don’t take anything for granted. Wisdom crieth in ALL things!

    God bless

  10. Ashley
    July 8, 2013

    Only Nat and Cecil I does listen to. I waiting still

    • Listening
      July 8, 2013

      Lol! I agree Ashley!

  11. WHO VEX VEX
    July 8, 2013

    I hope my PM doh call off work cause last yr when he did we were criticizing, so lets use our own discretion this time and see if a days work is more important than our lives

    And every one please be safe during the storm and lets all pray for the safety of Dominica, friends, family and ENEMIES.

  12. Lord help us
    July 8, 2013

    Thank you Dominica Met Office for your dedicated time. We in Dominica need to appreciate what we have even Haitian that come Dominica and saying things about our met office please. Come on people these people are not God they can only tell us what the radar shows. Stay Safe everyone

  13. african queen
    July 8, 2013

    to all my fellow dominica and my family hope everyone will take care of each other keep safe and stay indoors make sure the first aid kit water flashlight etc is in place thinking of u all u are always in my thoughts.

  14. Typhoon
    July 8, 2013

    it look’s like some people take every thing for a joke

  15. no name
    July 8, 2013

    cancel work! its not worth it!

  16. South Beach FL
    July 8, 2013

    TS Chantal, quite possible could be a blessing in disguise for the island of dominica..

    When a society is evil and corrupt as Dominica is presently,natural elements normally brings sense to hard skulls in the society

    God watch over Dominica

    • Stupid Me
      July 8, 2013

      Yah, coming from someone who wants to let all of us Dominicans know they’re in South Beach. I suppose Dominica is more evil and corrupt than South Beach right, or America, where you’re supposedly living. Garcon, when allu leave Dominica, all of a sudden DA is the worst, Garcon I’ll tell you what, wash your hand, turn your back, don’t come back, don’t comment, don’t care, whatever, just leave us alone, if you just want to stay and condemn us rather than helping us to move forward.

    • WHO VEX VEX
      July 8, 2013

      i think it will be a lot stronger when it hits Florida so keep ur Bible close cause u r gonna get a harder blessing than us n hope u will be there to tell us if u got the blessing :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Anonymous
      July 8, 2013

      Pray for God to watch over A…H… like you! You want to call Dominica corrupt? I really wonder whether you are in South Beach or your imagination going wild. For what it’s worth, which country other than the US that is more evil and corrupt? It is no wonder why the wrath of God is falling on them and you by extension.

  17. mots
    July 8, 2013

    all i want to hear, is skerro say… stay home… i well need to chill n relax…

  18. misdeamenor
    July 8, 2013

    god watch over us

  19. fan
    July 8, 2013

    This storm is going to pass straight the met people never give us the right infor so I guess I will see if they correct this time around

    • Haitian Dominican
      July 8, 2013

      I never pay attention to what they say. I take my news from the internet and the weather channel

      • pen and paper
        July 8, 2013

        You better pray it pass Haiti straight, or all like you so will have to make more bom to wire money back to Haiti.

    • hmmm
      July 8, 2013

      its not them. they give us the weather based on what their instruments tell them but because of climate change the weather may change slightly…

    • Elixir
      July 8, 2013

      seriously?? did they ever say that their info is accurate? they can only tell u what they know. but something like a storm is not something to take lightly and make such a stupid statement!!

    • Enforcer
      July 8, 2013

      it was people like you who did not listen to instructions when hurricane david pass

  20. Ginger
    July 8, 2013

    Anonymous, go easy on “Magic Me” nuh. hahahahah, maybe he/she was on the neighbor roof stealing internet (hoping it wasn’t blocked), maybe he/she was using the internet at work, or maybe they were at the neighbor pounding melee while using the internet

  21. July 8, 2013

    Is Chantal a bad lady?I don’t know much about her some of them somehow difficult to deal with.Let’s pray this one will behave herself

    • CONCERNED
      July 8, 2013

      all chantal’s that i know are nice people but a little troublesome

  22. vanassa
    July 8, 2013

    thanks you dominica news on line because here in Guadeloupe am hearing nothing about the weather, congraulation and keep us in form for more updates

  23. 2 CuTe
    July 8, 2013

    Fire on a lamp pole near REGISTRY ! OMG

  24. Master-B
    July 8, 2013

    ℓ☺ℓ. Am reading some “sick” comments and feedback from the post. Shouldn’t we be focusing on the Storm coming and the fact that we are on storm watch? Anyway peeps get prepared especially folks in the south of the island as the Storm centre will pass further south base on the storm predicted trajectory. So stock up on dry foods, water, extra cylinder of cooking gas, tools including a cutlass (u can tie some aditional insulation material-rubber-on the handle), flash light,first aid kit, battery operated radio are some of the essentials that you should be present for an emergency. Well folks although this weather is 20 toes weather-you still have to be cautious. There’s a storm comming so be ready!!!

  25. two part sinner
    July 8, 2013

    i cyah understand da.thanks for the update

  26. 2 CuTe
    July 8, 2013

    I was scared to drive this morning ..God Guide Us Please.. :(

  27. ShowBiz
    July 8, 2013

    preparedness is key… hope everyone stay safe and secured :wink:

  28. papose
    July 8, 2013

    it have more at the back.pray

  29. Magic me
    July 8, 2013

    Anonymous, seems like Dno is yours before somebody post a comment you are at their throat. Anybody can make a mistake. Nowadays any simple phone have internet, so if the person say their house leaking wats your point, she could be renting. Its time that you stop trying to embarrass people and stick to the subject or better yet reserved your comments and insults and stop hurting human beings . Sad how we look down on our own people . Stop blowing hot and cold are you one of the parrots young bull sang about or are you trying to be perfect . Fed up

  30. July 8, 2013

    I hope that everyone is listening. It may be a minor storm if it should make landfall, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. Keep your eyes and ears open, make sure you stay indoors to be on the safe side. DO NOT be too inquisitive, stay safe.

  31. lets pray and love
    July 8, 2013

    Stop the name calling, PREPARE AND PRAY. We will need each other before and after the storm. Even though the storm might turn, we still have to get ready. I still remember Hurricane David. It was not funny, and we had to depend on the outside world to help us. I still think it affected Dominica and the Caribbean for a very long time.

    Life is too short, and we must love one other, our enemies. When disaster strikes, we will be surprise who will save and help us. Lord, protect Dominica and the other Caribbean counties in the path of the Hurricane. Because if it hits, it is going to devastating.

  32. Faceup
    July 8, 2013

    Dominicans are you ready? Has your Government provided for you? Guess what? I DONT THINK SO !

    • against_idiocy
      July 8, 2013

      Are you retarded? What does a storm approaching dominica has to do with the government?

  33. tick-tock
    July 7, 2013

    good job thanks for keeping us inform. keep it up. not everytime I get a chance to listen to the radio for the weather so I thank you for the updates

  34. July 7, 2013

    this will be the first named storm . let’s brace and pray .

    • XTE
      July 8, 2013

      The Alphabet doesn’t start on “C”… It’s name is Chantal

    • CONTRADICTION
      July 8, 2013

      idiot…follow your news…and the is A and B before C…so how Chantal can be the first name storm.

    • Mango-Bab
      July 8, 2013

      This will be the THIRD (A, B, and now Chantal). The other 2 went quietly by.

    • Cecil
      July 8, 2013

      Gorillaz…this is not the first named storm…it is the first in our area. Andrea and Barry were formed earlier further North. So this one would be the 3rd. named storm.

    • Anonymous
      July 8, 2013

      This is not the first named storm. It is the third named storm for the 2013 season.

    • No Man Is God
      July 8, 2013

      No it is not the first named storm if i recall correctly there was one earlier that affected some areas in the US

  35. Incredible
    July 7, 2013

    What??? Well this world must be coming to an end. Cecil congratulating somebody???? I myself believe mista is a rasta man because all I hearing him say is I, I man, I, I, I did this, i did that. Well you never to old to learn

    • HomeAlone
      July 8, 2013

      Calm down! Cecil is one of the best in disaster preparedness. He has done alot both individually and collectively for disaster preparedness. So yes he can say all what he did! Charity begins at home. Respect to you Cecil.

  36. Be still
    July 7, 2013

    We must remain vigilant even while we pray. Citizens musst remain tuned in to advisories and updates. Caution and preparedness are key

  37. Magic me
    July 7, 2013

    Lord look over me , my house leaking so much

    • Anonymous
      July 7, 2013

      your house leaking and you have internet

      • Natural beauty
        July 7, 2013

        hahahahahaha hey Dominicans never cease to amaze me..u have me lol 11:30 tonight dere..anyways my people take precautionary measures..stay safe

      • D/ca style
        July 8, 2013

        aye u make my night, :-D :-D my first laugh for de day,,u are a typical Dominican nobody else would say it like that,,

      • Shameless
        July 8, 2013

        U call that wrong priorities..

        Assertive, NOT Agressive!

      • July 8, 2013

        The Internet cost less than repairing a roof. Do you not have one thing and not the other?

      • julie
        July 8, 2013

        FUNNY …YOU MADE ME LAUGH TODAY…

      • Krazy
        July 8, 2013

        lolz but i doe see with u… her house leakin but she has internet lolllzzz…. everyone doe have internet these days, thats why we got blackberry and ipads.

      • :(
        July 8, 2013

        lol lol lol :lol:

      • Anonymous
        July 8, 2013

        but wat is all u problem na, so if d man/woman hav internet and there house licking, u payin internet once a month within that time ur roof could get a hole somewhere, give d man /woman some roof putty to stop d lick stop criticising, “magic me” make some magic

      • jay
        July 8, 2013

        this just killed me with laugh.

      • July 8, 2013

        You people are not easy :-D

      • Ice
        July 8, 2013

        Loooooooooooool….Hahaha
        I *Dead*
        Best you thief wifi!

      • Sug
        July 8, 2013

        like as if internet not a necessity to… in this day and age internet is kind of a must…and besides it’s cheaper

  38. Cecil
    July 7, 2013

    Congrats Fitzroy on notifying the General Public early. I hope they get the message and prepare themselves adequately and make informed decisions as to their well being before, during and after the event. The general public is urged to act early and dont overly expose yourself to the weather system…..STAY SAFE PEOPLE.

    • Hmmmm
      July 7, 2013

      Cecil, how do you know it was Fitzroy who has informed the public? The article said the ” Dominica Met office. I really hope this is not the Cecil S who has his own personal agenda.

      • HomeAlone
        July 8, 2013

        Through deductive reasoning. Ag Chief Met officer at the helm so it must be him. Leave Cecil alone.

      • Fred
        July 8, 2013

        Get serious this not the time for your ignorance!!!!!!!!!!! People please heed the advisories, don’t take anything for granted..

    • HomeAlone
      July 7, 2013

      Emergency management at its best. Mitigation, Preparedness, if needs be response and recovery. Cecil and Fitzroy great work!

    • MIA
      July 7, 2013

      True Cecil, I really hope they take note of the weather and prepare. I’ve been monitoring this wave since it left the African coast.

  39. believer
    July 7, 2013

    God is good all the time,all the time good is God.

    • July 7, 2013

      Why would somebody thumb down a statement like that? You are an atheist.Ignorant.

      • magwe sa
        July 7, 2013

        a damn fool only

      • Marcus Hill
        July 8, 2013

        If I am not mistaken wasn’t this phrase used by Skerrit and the Labour Party as a party political election campaign slogan?

        That may explain the dislike registerred and goes to show why we should not try to mix religion and politics.

        P.S In case you wondering I did not vote either way for that post :))

      • julie
        July 8, 2013

        Just ignorance …pure ignorance they thumbs down without even thinking..May God have mercy on them..

      • under the radar
        July 8, 2013

        very godly of you to call people ignorant…

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