Dominicans advised to monitor progress of Hurricane Irma

The Dominica Meteorological Service is warning interests in Dominica to monitor the progress of Irma, which was upgraded to a hurricane at 11:00 am on Thursday.

The system is located over the eastern Atlantic about 1,825 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west north west near 10mph with maximum sustained winds near 100 mph.

The center of the system is projected to move just northeast of the area by Tuesday into Wednesday of next week.

Interests in Dominica are advised to monitor the progress of this system and to make all the necessary preparations as feeder bands from Irma and rough seas could affect the island, the Dominica Meteorological Service said.

Meantime, a high-pressure system has established itself across the area. However, low-level clouds moving westward could result in occasional cloudiness and a few showers across parts of the island chain during the next 12 hours.

A westward moving tropical wave located just east of the Lesser Antilles is expected to approach the area by tomorrow, Friday.

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  1. Educationist
    September 1, 2017

    God send your protection over us. Use your mighty hand O merciful Father to calm this storm

    August 31, 2017

    as a man told me too many wicked people on this island. watch it! Jah working stop cry all the time u all doing those wicked evil deeds things were dandy! Doh bawl!

  3. DA girl
    August 31, 2017

    Lord have mercy. Watch over us please.

  4. Too late
    August 31, 2017

    I see now alyou praying. God does not work that way. If alyou going to get it no praying can stop it, Heprocites

  5. Puppet
    August 31, 2017

    This is very serious. Everyone make sure you are not by a river or by a mountain or on a mountain that can slide, a river that can flood or the sea that can be over powering. get out well before the hurricane hits. Fin safe shelter. This could if it comes at a category 4 hurricane cut off many parts of Dominica. Hurricane David lasted one and a half hours and look at the damage caused. This will be catastrophic for all of Dominica if we get a hurricane 4 Irma. Do not be negligent. Buy anything you need now. Find the best shelter you can. Be safe at any cost.

    • Really?
      September 1, 2017

      Am from what I remember David lasted for over 6 hours we :mrgreen:

  6. Ideal
    August 31, 2017

    Keep a watch out my fellow Dominicans, be safe and plan accordingly!

  7. Ibo France
    August 31, 2017

    These storms are forming seemingly in clusters. Irma looks ferocious. I hope it disappears over open waters and leave us alone.

    • flapy bird
      September 1, 2017

      In Jesus name we pray amen and amen.

  8. Sand Bay
    August 31, 2017

    God help us. Praying for mininal impact throughout Dominica and the region

    • Danziger
      August 31, 2017

      In Jesus name we pray amen and amen.

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