SUBTROPICAL STORM OLGA MOVING OFF THE NORTHERN COAST OF PUERTO RICO
At 4:00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Olga was located near Latitude 18.5 degrees north and Longitude 67.0 degrees west or about 95 kilometres west of San Juan, Puerto Rico and about 305 kilometres east of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
Olga is moving towards the west near 28 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. On this track the centre of Olga will move away from Puerto Rico this morning, to be near or over Hispaniola this afternoon into tonight.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 km/h with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected before Olga reaches the Dominican Republic, but is expected to weaken thereafter.
The system is projected to weaken to a Low Pressure area near Jamaica after interacting with the terrain of Hispaniola tomorrow. Consequently, the island is expected to experience showers and thunderstorms which should be heavy at times.
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