TS Harvey threatens heavy rainfall in ABC islands today

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The ABC islands (Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire) are expected to get heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey today, according to the Meteorological Service of Jamaica.

The Met Service said that at 4:00 am, the centre of Tropical Storm Harvey was located near latitude 13.8 degrees North and longitude 65.9 degrees West or 375 km East Northeast of Curacao.

Harvey is moving toward the west near 33 km/h and this general motion is expected for the next couple of days.

On the forecast track, the centre of Harvey will move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea over the weekend, the Met Service said.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 65 km/h with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

The centre of Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to pass south of Jamaica and, according to Met, the island should experience cloudy conditions with showers and thunderstorms mainly on Sunday and Monday.

Windy conditions are also expected over mainly southern parishes on Sunday through Monday.

Marine interests, especially small craft operators who are in-port are advised not to venture out and those on the cays and banks south of Jamaica are advised to remain in safe harbour and exercise extreme caution as Tropical Storm Harvey traverses the waters south of Jamaica.

Tropical Storm Harvey is not a direct threat to Jamaica at this time.

The Meteorological Service said it will continue to monitor this system.

 

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