ODM monitoring Tropical Depression #7 east of the Caribbean islands

The Department of Disaster Management (ODM) is monitoring the progress of Tropical Depression #7 (TD#7).

Late Friday afternoon TD#7 was approximately 500 miles east of the Windward Islands and moving quickly at 24 miles per hour to the West; wind speeds are 35 miles per hour.


TD#7 could become Tropical Storm Gordon before reaching the Lesser Antilles. The Depression will approach the Windward and Leeward Islands on Saturday.

A number of Caribbean islands have issued tropical storm watches for their populations, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe.

A Tropical Storm Watch for the aforementioned islands means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area within 24 to 48 hours.