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THUNDERSTORM WARNING - Freeport - Tuesday 1.47pm-2.45pm


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UPDATED: Latest on Tropical Storm Gaston, tropical wave

TROPICAL Storm Gaston is getting stronger as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday, according to US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) forecasters.

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Forecasters monitor potential storm system heading for the Bahamas

THE National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting that a tropical 'wave' moving west-northwestward in the central Atlantic Ocean could develop into a cyclone as it tracks towards the southeastern and central Bahamas this week.

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NHC watches two potential Atlantic storms as Fiona fades

WHILE Tropical Storm Fiona was expected to be downgraded to a depression on Sunday night as it moved northwest in the central Atlantic, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami is monitoring two tropical ‘waves’ in the eastern Atlantic that show signs of potential development this week. One of them could affect the southeastern Bahamas and the Caribbean, according to forecasters.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING - Freeport - Friday 1.07pm-3pm


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Fiona strengthens over Atlantic but poses no threat to land

THE US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says Tropical Storm Fiona is getting a little stronger as it moves across the Atlantic.

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Tropical Storm Fiona forms in Atlantic

A DEPRESSION over the central Atlantic Ocean strengthened on Wednesday afternoon into Tropical Storm Fiona to become the sixth named storm of the season.

Hurricane Centre watches system near southeastern Bahamas

THE National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami is monitoring a weather system over the western Atlantic Ocean near the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday.

Hurricane Earl lashes Belize and weakens to tropical storm

HURRICANE Earl was downgraded to a tropical storm early on Thursday after slamming into the coast of Belize with winds of 80mph and moving inland over Guatemala and Mexico with heavy rains.

Earl forecast to become hurricane and hit Belize

TROPICAL Storm Earl is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before it makes landfall, probably in Belize, forecasters said on Wednesday.

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Tropical Storm Earl leaves six dead in Dominican Republic

TROPICAL STORM Earl formed on Tuesday morning in the western Caribbean Sea as the strengthening system tracked towards Central America. The fast-moving storm brought heavy rains and strong winds to the Dominican Republic on Monday and caused at least six deaths in the country.

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Potential tropical storm development heading west in central Caribbean

THUNDERSTORM activity associated with a strong tropical wave over the central Caribbean Sea about 350 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, is threatening to develop into a tropical storm later on Monday or overnight according to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami.

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Bahamians warned to prepare for scorching heat this week

BAHAMIANS can expect scorching temperatures from Wednesday through the weekend with the heat index expected to reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit, Senior Meteorological Officer at the Department of Meteorology Orson Nixon warned on Tuesday.

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RBPF advice on hurricane preparations

DURING this hurricane season in the Bahamas, it is important that adequate preparations are made to minimise loss of life and property. Remember that hurricane preparation only takes a little time; for this reason the Royal Bahamas Police Force National Crime Prevention Office provides safety tips that can assist in preparedness.

Heavy rain alert for Freeport: Thursday 2.20pm to 4.30pm

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