St George’s, Grenada: The Meteorological Office at the Maurice Bishop International Airport has shared warning regarding the formation of Tropical Storm Bret in the Atlantic.
According to the update shared, the Tropical Storm was around 11.3 North (latitude) and 42.2 West (longitude) away from Grenada on June 19, 2023 at 5 in the evening. The update was shared in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA), which was informed about the occurrence of the Tropical Storm.
The Government of Grenada took it to the social media and informed the general public about the formation of Tropical Storm Bret.
“The Meteorological Office at the Maurice Bishop International Airport has informed the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) that at 5:00 pm, the center of Tropical Storm Bret was located near latitude 11.3 North, longitude 42.2 West or 1133 miles East Southeast (ESE) of Grenada,” the update by the government mentioned.
As per the update, Tropical Storm Bret is moving toward the west near 21 mph (33 km/h). Expectedly, this motion of the Strom will continue for upcoming days or a week.
According to the forecast track, the Tropical Storm’s centre is expected to hit the Lesser Antilles region. The landfall can be made as early as Thursday morning into Friday, as per the reports.
Reportedly, the wind speed has increased to as much as 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. The Metrological Office has further claimed that this Tropical Strom Bret can become a hurricane in couple of days of wind’s strengthening continuous.
As per the update, the force of Tropical Strom will increase outwards up to 45 miles (75 km) from centre. It is estimated that the minimum central pressure will go up to 1008 mb (29.77 inches).
The Office also informed the general public that it will continue to monitor the Tropical Storm Bret.