Tropical Depression Continues to Shift

Tropical Depression Continues to Shift


The tropical depression that was expected to affect Antigua and Barbuda this weekend continues to accelerate Westward away from the Caribbean islands.

This is according to an advisory issued by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services on Thursday.

According to the advisory, the tropical depression, while on the present forecast track, will likely pass a safe distance to the north of the Caribbean on Sunday. It added that any shift to the left of the forecast track could result in the system affecting Antigua and Barbuda and the rest of the northeast Caribbean.

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Thursday, the centre of Tropical Depression Four was located about 1,110 miles east of the Lesser Antilles moving toward the west near 23 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. According to the advisory, the depression is expected to degenerate to a remnant low by Friday night, but it could also open up into a tropical wave at any time.