TROPICAL CYCLONE BULLETIN NO. 1
INFORMATION MESSAGE NO. 1
Date: August 17, 2017 Time: 5:30 P.M.
.CODE YELLOW: TROPICAL HARVEY DEVELOPS JUST EAST OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN AREA.
.NO IMMEDIATE THREAT TO CURAÇAO.
EFFECT ON LOCAL CONDITIONS:
Winds: Becoming east to northeast Saturday morning and light to moderate. Possibly temporarily winds from variable directions and light. Wind direction becoming southeasterly during the afternoon and evening and light to moderate. Possible gusts in thundershowers to fresh or strong.
Seas: Tranquil, becoming moderate during the evening with wave heights of generally 1 meter or less. A few northeasterly swells are possible during the afternoon and evening.
Rainfall: A couple of rain or thundershowers, mainly Saturday morning. Amounts locally up to 10 mm. No significant flooding is expected at this time.
Local authorities and residents are advised to continue monitoring the further progress of this weather system.
Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning Definitions: TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION MESSAGE: Informs about the presence of a (developing) tropical cyclone which poses a possible 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:
Thursday, August 17, 5:00 P.M.
Minor tropical storm.
400 kilometers east of Barbados.
Saturday, August 18, 2:00 P.M.
Moderate tropical storm.
195 kilometers north of Curaçao.
This bulletin is to increase the awareness of the authorities and the general public and to await future bulletins.
NEXT BULLETIN: Friday, August 18, 11:30 A.M.