On the heels of Hurricane Lane in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Olivia, now with winds as high as 65 miles per hour, is expected to move through the main Hawaiian islands of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu Tuesday evening, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.
"My staff and I will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac", said VITEMA Director Mona L. Barnes. Isaac is forecast to gradually weaken over the next few days, and could degenerate into a tropical wave at any time.
The tropical storm remnants are passing south of the island and moving west across the Caribbean region. Nonetheless Helene is bringing with her very strong wind with gusts up to 120km/h, heavy rain and waves of between 6 and 8m high on some islands.
This weekend Isaac is forecast to move toward the central and western Caribbean as a tropical storm. Little change in strength is expected over the next several hours.
Tropical Storm Issac was one of four weather systems rolling across the Atlantic Thursday, including the unsafe category 2 Hurricane Florence, which was packing winds of nearly 100mph as it headed towards the Carolinas on the east coast of the United States. As Tropical Storm Helene to the east-northeast of Joyce moves away, Joyce is expected to turn northeastward with an increase in forward speed during the next 24 h, followed by an eastward turn after 48 h.
However, it is expected to generate accumulations of rain of between five and seven centimeters in isolated areas of the Lesser Antilles, with a danger of flooding.
Meanwhile, Caribbean Airlines has announced that due to Tropical Storm Isaac flights BW 434 BW 435 Port-of-Spain to St. Lucia will be affected and passengers are advised to contact its reservation offices for rebooking on the next available service. The Portuguese government issued a tropical storm warning for all the Azores Islands. "This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods".
NOAA satellite photo taken at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday shows Tropical Storm Isaac, right, on the doorstep of the Antilles, while Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, takes aim at the US east coast.