Synopsis: A trough system will continue to affect the area
Forecast for Today and Tonight:
Partly cloudy to cloudy with light to moderate scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms
Wind: East north easterly to east south-easterly @ 10 to 25 km/h with higher gusts near showers
Sea Conditions: Slight to moderate in open water
Waves: 1.0 to 1.5 meters or 3.0 to 5.0 feet.
Warning/Advisory: None at this time
Sunrise: 5:54 AM
Sunset: 5:59 PM
Low Tide: 1:06 AM and 12:40 PM
High Tide: 7:06 AM and 6:35 PM
Weather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles
Valid from: 6:00 AM on Saturday, September 25, 2021
A trough system is expected to generate an increase in cloudiness with scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms, particularly across the southern portion of the Lesser Antilles during the next 24 hours. People in areas prone to flooding, landslides, and falling rocks should exercise caution during the period.
At 5 am, category 2 Hurricane Sam was located near 12.8°N, 46.7°W. Based on the projected path, intensity, and forward speed, the system is expected to pass north of the Leeward Islands as a major hurricane by next Wednesday. The public is advised to monitor the progress of this system.
Meanwhile, Subtropical Storm Teresa which formed north of Bermuda yesterday poses no direct threat to Dominica.
Slight to moderate seas are anticipated during the next 24 hours, with waves peaking to 5.0 feet. An increase in swells due to the approach of Hurricane Sam can be expected by late Monday.
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: Marshall Alexander (Forecaster)Attachments area