Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

Storm Dorian satellite images: The two deadly storms churning in Atlantic – Florida braces | World | News

Tropical storm Dorian and tropical storm Erin are tracking through the Atlantic Ocean, and are expected to impact land. Both are expected to strengthen in the coming days, with storm Dorian forecast to reach hurricane status by the weekend. Dorian is predicted to track across Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and then across to Florida.

Tropical Storm Dorian

Several warnings are in place for tropical storm Dorian, with a hurricane watch in effect for Puerto Rico, and a tropical storm warning in effect for, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Samana.

There is also a tropical storm watch in place for the Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Puerto Plata.

A Hurricane Watch means hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 24 hours.

At the time of the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) latest update at 2am AST (7am BST), Dorian was located 240 miles east-southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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Dorian has maximum sustained winds measuring 60mph with higher gusts, and strengthening is forecast throughout Wednesday.

Hazards affecting land include rainfall, with the amount of rain forecast potentially triggering life-threatening flash floods.

Another hazard warning from the NHC is for wind, as tropical storm conditions are expected and hurricane conditions are possible in Puerto Rico later on Wednesday.

Later tonight and into Thursday, tropical storm conditions are expected in the US and the British Virgin Islands, and possibly in some areas of the Dominican Republic.

Life-threatening surf and riptides are also forecast, with swells expected to increase on Wednesday morning across the US and the British Virgin Islands and along the southern coasts of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

Tropical Storm Erin

Tropical storm Erin was located approximately 300miles south-east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina as of 11pm EDT (4am BST).

Strengthening is forecast and a direction northward is expected throughout Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40mph, with higher gusts.

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A forecast map from the NHC shows Erin tracking along the southeast coast of the US, before impacting Nova Scotia on Thursday evening local time.

Effects from tropical storm Erin may be felt in Maine, with the possibility of high surf and rain in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Rough surf and rip currents will batter coastal communities from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to New England and Atlantic Canada.

Accuweather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson said: ”Minor coastal flooding and/or beach erosion can occur as well.”

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