The system is located about 2,230 east of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles.
The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) of the Dominican Republic announced on Monday that it is monitoring tropical depression number three which formed this day to the east of the Windward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles.
Similarly, the meteorological agency said that the center of the depression is located about 2,230 east of the Leeward Islands.
According to Onamet, the depression is moving westward at about 33 kilometers per hour and is expected to continue with this movement in the coming days. So far, maximum sustained winds are near 55 kilometers per hour with higher gusts, with an increase forecast for the next few days.
In its meteorological warning, Onamet specified that the organism acquired the category of depression, with a minimum central pressure estimated at 1,009 millibars.
The meteorological portfolio forecasts cloudy developments accompanied by downpours, locally moderate to heavy, with thunderstorms and wind gusts, especially towards the localities of the northwest, southwest, northeast, the Central Cordillera and the border area.
Onamet forecasts for Tuesday, a similar weather pattern will remain, expecting from the early morning hours passing showers with possible thunderstorms towards the Caribbean coast and the northeast of the country, as a result of the moisture carried by the wind.
“Due to the abnormal swell offshore, on the Caribbean coast, operators of fragile and small boats are recommended to navigate close to the coastal perimeter and without venturing offshore, from Beata Island (Pedernales) to Punta Aguilas (Pedernales),” added Onamet.