Tropical Storm Maria strengthening
At 200pm the center of Tropical Storm Maria was Located near latitude 14.3 north longitude 57.9 west. Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph and this Motion is expected to continue during the next day or so. On The forecast track the center of Maria will reach the Lesser Antilles early tonight and be near the Virgin Islands by Saturday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles mainly to the northeast of the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 MB
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the system and provide updates accordingly. Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe to our notification link to receive further updates.
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