SIXTH NAMED STORM FELIX FORMED OVER THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
At 4:00 a.m. the center of Tropical Strom Felix was located near Latitude 12.4 degrees north and Longitude 62.0 degrees west or 45 kilometres northwest of Grenada.
Felix is moving towards the west near 30 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours. Felix will move away from the southern Windward islands later this morning and will be passing over the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao late tonight or early Sunday morning.
Maximum sustained winds have increased and are now near 65 km/h with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours.
With Tropical Storm Felix moving over Jamaica’s territorial waters by Monday, fishers on the cays and banks are particularly urged to commence preparations with a view to evacuate at short notice should it become necessary.
All interests should pay special attention to subsequent Releases issued by the Meteorological Service
source: METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE, JAMAICA
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