Tammy about 80 miles northeast

At 2 p.m. the centre of Hurricane Tammy was located near 14.1N 58.9W, or approximately 80 miles (130km) northeast of Barbados.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 75mph (120km/h). Tammy continues to slowly move toward the west-northwest at 7mph (11km/h) with a minimum central pressure of 991mb.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Barbados.

A tropical storm watch is issued when sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph; 63 to 118kmh) associated with a tropical storm or hurricane are possible in the watch area within the next 48 hours.

Marine conditions remain moderate to rough with swells of 2.5 m to 3.5 m (8ft to 11ft) in open water. As a result, the small craft warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today and the high surf advisory also remains.

Occasional winds gusting to storm force in moderate to heavy showers associated with feeder bands are possible later this afternoon and into tonight. The BMS is forecasting rainfall accumulations of around one to three inches with isolated higher amounts during the passage of Tammy.

Any intensification of feeder bands to the southeast of the system can result in the watch being upgraded to a warning at short notice.

The public is urged to continue to monitor the progress of this system through updates issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services and follow the guidance and recommendations provided by the Department of Emergency Management.

The next advisory will be issued at 5 p.m. (PR/SAT)

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