The centre of Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to pass Barbados about 730 am.

Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams and Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds issued this update.

A tropical storm warning is issued when sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 – 73 mph; 63 – 118kmh) associated with a tropical storm
or hurricane are forecast to affect Barbados within 36 hours. In this case the very early hours of the morning on Friday 2nd July, 2021.At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was located near latitude 12.7N longitude 58.6W or about 70 MI (110 KM) east-south east of Barbados.
Maximum sustained winds are near…60 MPH…95 KM/H with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km) mainly to the north of the center. Over the last few hours, wind speeds have increased across the island.
Elsa is currently moving towards the west-northwest (290 degrees) at 28 MPH (44 KM/H). This motion is expected to continue during
the next few days. On its current forecast track, the center of tropical storm Elsa should pass about 20 miles (33 km) to the south of
Barbados Friday morning.

Rainfall accumulations of 6 to 8 inches are forecast across Barbados on Friday.
A flash-flood warning is currently in effect for Barbados.
The next Advisory will be issued at 8:00AM

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