TROPICAL STORM OLGA BECOMING LESS ORGANIZED
TROPICAL STORM OLGA BECOMING LESS ORGANIZED …
Tropical Storm Olga has become less organized while passing over the rugged terrain of Haiti, heading towards the Windward Passage and moving closer to Jamaica.
At 4:00 a.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Olga was located near Latitude 19.2 degrees North, Longitude 72.5 degrees West. This is about 415 kilometers (260 miles) east-northeast of Morant Point, Jamaica, or 70 kilometers (55 miles) north-northwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Olga is moving west at about 30 km/h (18 mph) and this general motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 85 km/h (50 mph), with higher gusts, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 415 km (260 miles) to the north and east of the centre.
Tropical Storm Olga is forecast to further weaken today as it moves west of Haiti in the morning and over the waters between Jamaica and Eastern Cuba by this evening. Periods of heavy rainfall and gusty winds, along with above-normal waves along the north coast, will gradually develop across
Jamaica today, and peak during the evening.
Small craft operators should continue to exercise extreme caution due to rough seas, strong northerly winds and thunderstorm activity.
The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation and the next Bulletin will be issued at 8:00 a.m.