If it continues on its current trajectory, tropical storm Bret would impact the Dominican Republic next Saturday afternoon, June 24, according to the director of the National Meteorological Office (Onamet), Gloria Ceballos.
What is not clear to the entity is how the phenomenon would arrive to Dominican territory: whether as a hurricane, storm or tropical depression, although it is more likely to do so with the last option.
This, according to the forecast models that Bret is registering, which indicate that, if it continues this way, it could become a category 1 or 2 hurricane on Friday when it reaches the arc of the Lesser Antilles, but that when it leaves that territory “the cutting winds” of the waters of the Caribbean Sea would degrade it again to a tropical storm or depression.
What is certain is that Bret will impact the country causing heavy rains, gusty winds and thunderstorms during Saturday and Sunday, according to Ceballos’ statements, according to Diario Libre.
“According to the predicted trajectory, which the models consider to be the trajectory it will have, by Saturday morning it would be in the south of Puerto Rico and in the course of Saturday afternoon it could be to the south of the Dominican Republic or directly affecting the Dominican Republic, there is still uncertainty regarding this trajectory,” he explained.