Tropical Storm Bertha

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Bertha Moving Away from Virgin Islands

As the British Virgin Islands continues to gets wind and rain in strong waves, the BVI DDM has just announced that Tropical Storm Bertha is moving away. At 2:00 pm the centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was estimated near latitude 17.8 north longitude 67.5 west or approximately 175 miles WSW of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Heavy Squalls Approaching Virgin Islands

At 5:00 am the centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was estimated near latitude 16.3 north longitude 64.9 west or approximately 95 miles south of St. Croix. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles mainly to the north east of the centre. Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for the Virgin Islands.

Bertha Approaching Virgin Islands

Based upon the latest position and forecast track, Tropical Storm Bertha is projected to pass within 100 miles of the British Virgin Islands in the next 12-24 hours. As a result skies will become increasingly cloudy with periods of moderate to heavy showers and isolated to scattered thunderstorms. These showers could cause flash flooding and landslides. As a result, a flash flood watch/warning may become necessary for the islands later this evening.

Bertha Approaching Lesser Antilles

Jeff Masters, Weather Underground: "I don't see Bertha being stronger than a 60 mph tropical storm as it affects Puerto RIco and the Dominican Republic. Two of our best intensity models, the GFDL and HWRF, predicted in their 06Z Friday runs that Bertha would have winds of about 40 mph as it passed over Puerto Rico on Saturday."

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