Tropical Storm Tammy is approaching Guadeloupe and is on a yellow “hurricane” alert.

Tropical Storm Tammy is approaching Guadeloupe and is on a yellow “hurricane” alert.

At midday on Thursday, October 19, 2023, the center of Storm Tammy was 692 km from the Guadeloupe archipelago. It moves in a west-northwest direction at an angle of 285 degrees at a speed of 24 km/h. The central pressure is 1003 hPa. Maximum wind speed in one minute is 50 knots (90 km/h) with gusts up to 60 knots (110 km/h). According to the most likely scenario at the moment, the center of Tami is expected to pass directly near Guadeloupe between Friday and Saturday.

This afternoon, continuous rain will fall both in Désirade as well as in Grande Terre. Accumulated rain of about 50 and 80 mm is expected within 3 hours.
Tomorrow, Friday, the weather will be unstable, with few breaks, but above all, frequent rain, sometimes stormy, since the morning. The rain will intensify during the afternoon, evening and following night.
The peak of rain is expected to reach at night from Friday to Saturday and during the day on Saturday, with rain that may be heavy and accompanied by multiple thunderstorms. Rain is also expected to continue on Sunday with a loss of intensity (spiral bands from Storm Tammy).

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The winds gradually intensify during the day on Friday. At their strongest, average wind speeds can reach between 70 and 90 km/h with gusts of 120 km/h or more possible over terrain and under storm surge.
The sea gradually deepens as the sea waves move east. The sea condition begins to deteriorate clearly at the end of the day, with the low approaching 4 meters on the Atlantic coast the following night.

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