TROPICAL CYCLONE BULLETIN NO. 3
INFORMATION MESSAGE NO. 3
Date: July 18, 2017 Time: 5:15 P.M.
..CODE YELLOW: TROPICAL STORM DON WEAKENING NEAR EASTERN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS…
..THIS IS THE FINAL INFORMATION MESSAGE ON DON..
WATCHES / WARNINGS: None at this time.
EFFECT ON LOCAL CONDITIONS:
Winds: Expected to become east to northeast late Wednesday morning or afternoon and increasing gradually to moderate to strong. The wind direction will become east to southeast later on Wednesday evening or early Thursday. A few gusts to near gale force are possible in or near heavy showers and some of these could cause minor damage to tree branches and roofs
Seas: Seas will build gradually to heights between 2 and 3 meters on Wednesday afternoon and could reach heights between 3 and 4 meters on early Thursday. A Small Craft Advisory may be required on Wednesday..
Rainfall: Increasing shower activity on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Occasional thundershowers Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. Some of these could be locally heavy (up to 50 mm) and may cause street flooding in mainly low-lying areas.
Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning Definitions: TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION MESSAGE: Informs about the presence of a (developing) tropical cyclone which poses a threat in the upcoming 48 to 72 hours.
This bulletin is to increase the awareness of the authorities, the general public and to await future bulletins.
CENTER’S LATEST AND FORECAST POSITIONS:
Tuesday, July 18, 5:00 P.M.
Weak tropical storm
965 kilometers east of Curaçao.
Wednesday, July 19, 2:00 P.M.
155 kilometers east of Curaçao
This bulletin is to increase the awareness of the authorities and the general public and to await future bulletins.
NEXT BULLETIN: This is the final message on Tropical Storm Don. Please refer to our regular forecast bulletins for updates on this system.