Tropical Storm Rosa to become major Hurricane soon

Audrey Hill
September 27, 2018

USA weather officials are issuing advisories and warnings for Hurricane Rosa and Tropical Storm Kirk.

Kirk was located about 912 miles east-southeast of the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday morning.

"Sustained surface winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with gusts to storm force are expected to spread across Barbados starting tonight and persisting into tomorrow". It had maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (95 kph) and was moving westward at 18 miles per hour (30 kph).

The Met office says Barbados will experience gusty winds, heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms later tonight and tomorrow. Some flash-flooding is likely in low-lying areas, thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe, with the NHC saying that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

There are no coastal warnings or watches for the storm, which is the 10th hurricane of the eastern Pacific 2018 season.

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According to forecasters, whatever becomes of the remnants, whether they become a tropical depression or tropical storm, or remain a disorganized patch of storms and clouds, they are heading into winds that could tear the storm apart.

While current projections have Kirk dissipating before approaching south Florida (thanks to that wind shear) when a tropical system approaches the Caribbean sea, we need to watch it.

"The low is forecast to move northeastward this morning, and it could produce scattered showers and unsafe surf and rip currents across eastern North Carolina as it passes by".

An inverted trough - or an area of relatively low pressure - moving east to west across the tropics.

"Leslie is expected to reacquire subtropical or tropical characteristics on Thursday or Friday while the cyclone meanders over the north-central Atlantic", the agency also said.

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