Daily weather forecast valid from 6 am September 19th, 2021

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Local Weather Forecast

Daily Weather Forecast

Synopsis: Tropical Storm Peter will be affecting the area

Forecast for Today and Tonight:

Partly cloudy and slightly hazy with a few showers at first becoming increasingly cloudy with scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon

Wind: North easterly to Easterly @ 10 to 20 km/h

Sea Conditions: Moderate in open water

Waves: 1.5 to 2.0 meters or 5.0 to 7.0 feet.

Warning/Advisory: Small craft operators and sea bathers on the east coast should exercise caution

Sunrise: 5:54 AM

Sunset: 6:03 PM

Low Tide: 9:42 AM and 9:24 PM

High Tide: 3:04 AM and 3:48 PM

Weather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles

Valid from: 6:00 AM on Sunday, September 19, 2021

The tropical wave which was being monitored to the east of the Lesser Antilles became Tropical Depression #16 last night. At 5 am, TD #16 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Peter near 18.0N 53.5W or about 630 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. The center of Peter is expected to pass well to the north of the northern Leeward Islands on Monday and Tuesday.

Moisture and instability associated with the tropical storm are expected to affect the northern half of the island chain, particularly the Leewards, during the next 24 to 48 hours. Cloudy spells with scattered showers are expected over Dominica with possible isolated thunderstorms during the period. The public is advised to remain vigilant. 

Meanwhile, TD #17 also formed over the eastern Atlantic. 

Moderate seas are anticipated during the next 24 hours, with waves peaking near 7.0ft today. An increase in swells up to 8ft are expected along the eastern coastline from tonight into Monday. Small craft operators and sea bathers on the east coast should be on alert and should 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)