Dominican Republic on alert for potential hurricane in the Caribbean Sea

Santo Domingo, DR
The Emergency Operations Center (COE) issued a green alert last night for 10 provinces, in view of the possible effects of cyclone number nine, which if it reaches the category of hurricane would be called Isaías and could impact the Spanish island this Thursday.

The provinces under alert are Samaná, El Seibo, Puerto Plata, Montecristi, Gran Santo Domingo, La Altagracia, María Trinidad Sánchez, Espaillat, La Romana and San Pedro de Macorís.

While the National Meteorological Office (Onamet) issued a forecast of possible tropical storm conditions from Cabo Caucedo to Cabo Engaño and from this point to the Bay of Manzanillo.

The potential tropical cyclone is moving at about 37 kilometers per hour and within the next 48 hours or less, one or two of the effects associated with a tropical cyclone is expected to affect the area under alert.

The phenomenon was last night about 625 kilometers east-southeast of the Leeward Islands and about 1,460 kilometers southeast of Saona Island.

It travels with winds of 65 kilometers per hour, with a minimum central pressure of 1,007 millibars.

“Tropical storm winds extend about 370 kilometers, mainly northeast of its center,” Onamet said.

Tropical wave incidence


A tropical wave located in the eastern part of the country, in combination with a trough, will also cause moderate to strong downpours with thunderstorms and gusts of wind.

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