Tropical Storm Kirk forms again Wednesday morning

Aside from the warnings, a tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

These adverse sea-conditions are expected to persist into the weekend, when northerly swells being generated by the remnants of Post-Tropical cyclone Leslie in the north-central Atlantic, propagate southwards across the Lesser Antilles.

A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds of 74 miles per hour or greater. Thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions. There may be thunderstorms in a few areas today and street/flash flooding and gusty winds are still possible in the event of heavy downpours.

It said that tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or risky.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said tropical storm Rosa's current wind speeds of 65mph will intensify quickly, swirling into hurricane status later this afternoon.

No warnings were issued for the storm.

"The low is forecast to move northeastward this morning, and it could produce scattered showers and risky surf and rip currents across eastern North Carolina as it passes by".

Since then, Kirk's leftovers have generally stuck together as they have continued to truck westward toward the Caribbean. "A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone".

This is a tropical weather system originating in the tropics or subtropics, and lingering for 24 hours or longer.

Meanwhile, an area of low pressure off North Carolina has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression. Subtropical cyclones originate over tropical or subtropical waters and have a closed circulation about a well-defined centre.

The category 4 equivalent hurricane, with wind gusts of 149mph, is predicted to lash the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Friday night and Saturday.

  • Joe Gonzales