Caribbean – Tropical Cyclone MATTHEW
TC MATTHEW is moving over the Caribbean Sea, strengthening.
Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to move west, strengthening into a Major Hurricane. Then it is forecast to turn northwest, and start moving towards Jamaica, however the uncertainty of the forecast track/intensity is still VERY high. On 1-5 October heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.
As of 30 September, 6:00 UTC, a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the islands of Curacao,
Aruba and Colombia/Venezuela border to Rioacha.
Heavy rain and strong winds have already affected several areas of the Lesser Antilles over the last 48 h, killing one person in St. Vincent.
The Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) placed its Regional Response Mechanisms on alert and are in contact with national emergency management offices in the affected areas. UNDAC system on standby in case international assistance is required.
Regional humanitarian partners are on alert and monitoring the progress of the situation.
Japan - TC CHABA
TC CHABA is moving north-west over the northwestern Pacific Ocean, strengthening.
Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to continue moving north-west, strengthening. It could approach Okinawa archipelago on 3 - 4 October as a Typhoon.
Sources: GDACS, ECHO, NOAA, JTWC, ONAMET, CDEMA, GEOHIVE, Media