Heavy rains, strong winds to affect Dominica

Position of Rafael on Saturday morning

On the current track Tropical Storm Rafael is moving slowly away from Dominica but will continue to affect the island with heavy rains and strong winds, the Met Office is reporting.

Satellite imagery of the storm shows an extensive band of cloudiness spreading across Dominica with radar imagery showing pockets of moderate to heavy showers. This activity is expected to continue during today with winds gusting to storm force.

At 5am, the center of Tropical Storm Rafael was located near latitude 15.7 north, longitude 64.2 west or about 170 miles west of Dominica. ‘Rafael’ is moving towards the northwest near 9 mph with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph.

Residents should continue to monitor the progress/development of this system and exercise extreme caution in their movements bearing in mind that potential hazards, such as flash floods, land/mud slides, falling rocks and hazardous seas could impact the area.

A small craft warning remains in effect for rough seas. The fishing/marine community should pay attention and exercise extreme caution.

DNO will continue to monitor this weather system and bring updates as they become available from the Met Office.

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21 Comments

  1. kiera
    October 23, 2012

    if someone die wat will you do.

  2. oh man
    October 16, 2012

    Thank Jah. :-P Without him we would be finished. But still take caution.

  3. October 15, 2012

    thank u papa god for looking over us dominicans ,,

  4. AHA
    October 15, 2012

    Thank you Lord you saved us again

  5. jax
    October 14, 2012

    My family have been aware of this storm for days.
    running into a least a week, thanks to stormcarib.

  6. Anonymous
    October 14, 2012

    Chester where r u? Keep safe!

  7. hmmmmm
    October 14, 2012

    can the weather officials please explain how is it islands from st lucia all the way up to the virgin ilands could have been under tropical storm warning with the exception of dominica!!

    • observer
      October 14, 2012

      the man on the radio said that the storm was moving away from dominica… what other explanation would you like? st lucia hurriedly discontinued theirs…

    • Dumb In A Can?
      October 14, 2012

      Call them to find out? Did we get a storm that only you know about?

  8. Praying
    October 13, 2012

    Very bad weather indeed. Worst for the year so far.

  9. DAVE
    October 13, 2012

    EVERYONE WAS FOUND ALIVE IN THE PLANE CRASH D O

    • cathy
      October 23, 2012

      wat a stubid thing to say.
      althrough one child was found. :wink:
      :evil: :arrow:

  10. Konspiracy
    October 13, 2012

    we have been well-advised by the government on how to deal with such things…give thanks…humble

  11. Boots
    October 13, 2012

    Oh Lord! may god preserve Dominica for we have sinned. repent people repent for god is comming. we have sown buggery and bulling in our communities and homes and now we are reaping the fruits of our nastiness. Oh lord save us!

    • Elephant
      October 14, 2012

      Thumbs up. And if they legalise such acts, then they should legalise buggary and bullying to animals. We are all part of the animal kingdom.

  12. Hmmm
    October 13, 2012

    Lord…… help us! !!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

  13. Shadow
    October 13, 2012

    Nice day for a soup or crab and cal-la-lou,with some jesus juice to wash it down,and “LOL”making.

  14. O M G
    October 13, 2012

    How am i goin to wash my school uniform today :cry: :oops:

  15. CHARMER
    October 13, 2012

    Thanks DNO

  16. Faceup
    October 13, 2012

    Blessing’s are with you D.A. ONE LOVE !!

    • killer
      October 23, 2012

      ahha; every one is talking 8) all about :oops: me.

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