Last night, the potential tropical cyclone #6 became Tropical Storm Fred, which is located about 50 km southeast of Saona Island and about 190 km east/southeast of Santo Domingo, its maximum sustained winds are at 65 kph and is moving west/northwest at about 26 kph. This storm will be generating wide cloud fields with moderate to heavy downpours, being intense at times, thunderstorms and frequent wind gusts, over the regions: north, northeast, southeast, southwest, Central Cordillera and the border area.
According to numerical forecasting models, accumulated rainfall values are expected between 100 and 200 millimeters, which could be higher at isolated points, especially in the southeast, northeast, north and Cibao valley, as well as in the central mountain range. It should be noted that due to the circulation of winds from the south and south/southwest transporting humidity from the Caribbean, we could see significant rainfall in the south and southwest of the country.
The National Meteorological Office, ONAMET, has issued a WARNING for tropical storm conditions from Punta Palenque to Saona Island and from Saona Island to Manzanillo Bay, on the border with Haiti.
Due to the rainfall activities that have occurred and those expected in the coming days, ONAMET maintains the Weather Advisories and Alerts for possible flooding of rivers, streams and canyons, as well as landslides.