DATE ISSUED: Sunday, 25 August, 2019 TIME: 05:30AM (09:30UTC)
At 5:00 am today the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.0 North, longitude 51.6 West, or about 905 miles southeast of St. Maarten. Dorian is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a motion toward the west-northwest on Monday and Tuesday. On the forecast track, Dorian is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles late Monday or early Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength over the eastern Caribbean Sea. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).
Meteorological Department St. Maarten will continue to monitor this system and keep the public updated accordingly.
A Special Bulletin is issued for weather events that are unusual, cause general inconvenience or public concern (requiring the attention and action of fire department and police authorities) and cannot adequately be described in a regular weather forecast.
Tropical Depression has sustained winds less than 38 mph (62 km/h).
Tropical Storm has sustained winds between 39-73 mph (63-118 km/h). Hurricane has sustained winds more than 74 mph (119 km/h).