Grace Tropical Depression

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Grace Tropical Depression

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Depression number seven, which IF she develops into a Tropical Storm, will go by the name of “Grace”.

It’s centered over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean about 270 miles south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. The depression is moving westward at 14mph and, unlike Fred, will remain south of the Republic of Cabo Verde, so this motion is expected to continue during the next two days.

Currently the maximum sustained winds of this Tropical Depression are near 35mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening during the next 48 hours is possible, and the depression could become a tropical storm (Tropical Storm Grace) on Sunday.

This is the forecast path of the storm… which looks like something we should keep an eye on!

Tropical Depression Grace

But with an environment of wind shear and some dry air ahead, it seems likely this system will weaken, or perhaps even become a remnant low before reaching the Lesser Antilles late in the week ahead.

About this storm coming to the Dominican Republic, we still don’t know, and there haven’t been any confirmation of this yet, but it’s better to always be prepared!

Whilst we at Casa de Campo Living will do our best to keep you informed, we recommend the following for keeping extra-informed:

• – The National Hurricane Centre
• – The Weather Channel
• – the Dominican Republic’s official weather warning people (this one is in Spanish)
• Twitter: We recommend following @NHC_Atlantic – for regular tweets on hurricanes, tropical storms etc