Hurricane Fiona between Punta Cana and Las Terrenas today

At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Fiona was located near latitude 18.8 North, longitude 69.0 West. Fiona is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue through tonight, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Tuesday and to the north on Wednesday.

On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will move over the eastern portion of the Dominican Republic during the next few hours and emerge over the southwestern Atlantic this afternoon. The center is forecast to pass near or to the east of the Turks and Caicos on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next few days after the hurricane emerges over the southwestern Atlantic, and Fiona is forecast to become a major hurricane by Wednesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km). A Tempest weather station at Miches, Dominican Republic recently reported a wind gust to 51 mph (81 km/h).

Hurricane Fiona, Monday September 19, 2022
Hurricane Fiona between Punta Cana and Las Terrenas this morning
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
  • The coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Caucedo to Cabo Frances Viejo
  • Turks and Caicos
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:
  • North coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Frances Viejo westward to Puerto Plata
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
  • Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra
  • North coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Frances Viejo westward to Puerto Plata
  • Southeastern Bahamas, including the Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, the Inaguas, Mayaguana, and the Ragged Islands
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
  • South coast of the Dominican Republic west of Cabo Caucedo to Barahona

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2 thoughts on “Hurricane Fiona between Punta Cana and Las Terrenas today

  1. Hello, according to our contacts in Punta Cana there would be very little damage in spite of the sustained wind last night and the rain.

  2. In Las Terrenas, the wind begins to increase with stronger gusts… The peak will arrive around noon to then go down until 5 pm according to the forecast.

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