A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Saint Lucia
Written by Radio Caribbean International on July 1, 2021
At 5:00 pm today the centre of Tropical Storm Elsa was located near latitude 11.2 N degrees north, longitude 53.8 degrees west or about 585 miles or 942 kilometres east-southeast of Saint Lucia.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph or 75 km/h, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical Storm Elsa is moving towards the west near 29 mph or 46 km/h. An even faster motion to the west-northwest is expected over the next 24 to 36 hours. On the forecast track, the system will pass near Saint Lucia on Friday and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea late Friday.
A tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 15 mph or 24 km/h.
The alert level at the La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent remains at Orange.
Interests in Saint Lucia and the south-eastern Caribbean region are advised to continue monitoring official sources for updates.