The Tropical Storm Tammy It slowed its translation movement and slightly adjusted the angle of its course as it approached the island of Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles.
He National Hurricane Center (CNH) indicated, in its 2:00 pm bulletin, that Tropical Storm Tammy was moving at a speed of 14 miles per hour (mph) toward the west or at an angle of 280. By comparison, on Wednesday night, the atmospheric phenomenon was moving at about 23 mph.
The tropical storm was located at latitude 13.5 North and longitude 56.4 West, about 210 miles east of Barbados and about 385 miles east-southeast of Guadeloupe. Tammy maintains maximum winds of 60 mph and an estimated minimum central pressure of 1002 millibars (mb).
At 11:00 am, the system maintained a west-northwest heading or at an angle of 285 degrees, five more degrees than it was at 8:00 am, with a translational movement of 15 mph.
According to the meteorologist National Weather Service, Manuel Ramosalthough there was a slight change, the original NHC forecast remains the same and “Tammy would be passing about 210 miles east of Puerto Rico.”
It is expected that by Thursday night it will turn a little slower towards the west-northwest and continue its path westward.
Tropical Storm Tammy’s winds extend about 125 miles outward from the center of the cyclone, primarily toward the area east of the center of the cyclone.
At 8:00 am a hurricane hunter aircraft located the storm at latitude 13.5 north, longitude 55.1 west, about 465 miles east-southeast of the island of Guadeloupe. Tammy was then moving at a forward speed of 16 mph heading west.
The NHC also predicts that Tammy could begin to gradually strengthen over the next few days until reaching near-hurricane intensity on Saturday morning.
In its X profile, the SNM predicted that Tammy would strengthen as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. In the morning, the meteorologist Glorianne Riveraexplained that The quadrant of the system that would be passing closest to Puerto Rico would be the southwest; the weakest of the storm, so far.
“That is the weakest quadrant and that is the least that has rain”Rivera stated.
Tammy would approach our area on Saturday or Sunday and would leave, among other indirect effects, one to three inches of rain, with an estimated maximum of four or five inches in isolated places on the mountain.
Asked if any drastic change was expected in the trajectory of the phenomenon outlined by the NHC, Rivera reiterated that there is already a consensus among the main meteorological models.
“This may vary, of course, it depends on the bulletins of the next few hours, it may change a little more to the west, a little more to the east, so you have to be very attentive, but so far the official trajectory outlined by them “It is that (that of the NHC, indicated at the beginning of this note) and until now there is also a fairly clear consensus between the two main models, between the European and the American, that it can continue with this trajectory,” the meteorologist pointed out.
Rivera also emphasized that, at this time, the NHC has not issued any tropical storm warning or warning for Puerto Rico.
In the 5:00 am bulletin, Tammy was located at latitude 13.5 north, longitude 54.8 west, about 480 miles east-southeast of the island of Guadeloupe. The tropical storm was moving at a speed of 17 mph heading west at an angle of 280 degrees and with a minimum center of pressure of 1006 millibars.