Translate This Page

Share mi nuh mon

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Noel-Emergency on Alert

Noel, the 14th tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, is forecast to pass over Haiti's south-western peninsula in the morning, and its centre is expected to move over south-eastern Cuba later in the day, the United States National Hurricane Center said.

The weather system, which was upgraded yesterday from a tropical depression to a tropical storm, is expected to produce gusty winds and above-normal waves in Jamaica, especially along the eastern and northern coastlines.

At press time last night, maximum sustained winds were near 95 km/h (60 mph), with higher gusts, but additional strengthening was predicted for the next 24 hours.

At 4:00 p.m. yesterday, the centre of Tropical Storm Noel was about 470 kilometres (290 miles) east-south-east of Morant Point, Jamaica, or 205 kilometres (125 miles) south-south-east of Port-au-Prince, Haiti

No comments: