Daily weather forecast valid 6am September 17th 2022

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Gloomy skies Dominica
Overcast and gloomy skies in Dominica

Daily Weather Forecast

Valid from: 6:00 AM on Saturday, September 17, 2022

Synopsis: Tropical Storm Fiona is affecting the island; the Tropical Storm Watch was discontinued

Forecast for Today and Tonight:

Cloudy to overcast with showers which could be moderate to heavy at times, periods of rain, thunderstorms, and gusty winds

Wind: SE to SW @ 15 to 40 km/h with higher gusts

Sea Conditions: Moderate to rough in open water

Waves: 2.0 to 3.0 meters or 7.0 to 10.0 feet.

Warning/Advisory: A Small Craft Warning Is In Effect For Above Normal Seas.

Sunrise: 5:53 AM

Sunset: 6:05 PM

Low Tide: 4:11 AM and 3:54 PM

High Tide: 10:26 AM and 9:08 PM

Weather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles

Valid from: 6:00 AM on Saturday, September 17, 2022

Tropical Storm Fiona has entered the Caribbean Sea and the Tropical Storm Watch for Dominica was discontinued at 5 am. However, the system will continue to affect the region today. As a result, cloudy to overcast skies with showers which could be moderate to heavy at times, periods of rain, thunderstorms, and gusty winds are expected. Lingering weak instability will persist into Sunday.  

A FLOOD WATCH is in effect until noon today. People in areas prone to floods, landslides, and falling rocks are advised to be on alert and to take the necessary precautions to protect life and property. 

Moderate to rough seas are anticipated today with wave heights decreasing to 7.0ft by this evening on the eastern coast. Waves near 8.0ft are likely to impact the western through the northern coastline during the morning. A Small Craft Warning remains in effect for above normal seas. Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to stay out of the water. People living near or traversing coastal areas are also advised to exercise caution.

Please visit the website for more information at:

http://weather.gov.dm

http://weather.gov.dm/forecast/extended-forecast

For more information, call: 4491752 or 6184490

Please note that a greater degree of cloudiness, more frequent rainfall, and higher rainfall amounts are normally experienced across the east coast and interior of Dominica.

Prepared by: Vernie M-Honore (Forecaster)

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