WEATHER – TROPICAL STORM “TAMMY”: Saint-Martin and Saint-Barth placed on orange level cyclonic alert


According to the most likely scenario at present, its center is expected to pass in the immediate vicinity of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy between Saturday morning and Sunday evening with a slight shift to the east.

Average winds between 90 and 100 km/h with gusts of up to 130 km/h are expected Friday night. Tammy is expected to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane when it passes early Saturday morning in the immediate vicinity of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, between 50 and 100 km to the east. Wind gusts could reach up to 170 km/h.

The peak of rain activity is expected on Saturday during the day. Quantities will be specified later.

The sea state will deteriorate significantly during the night from Friday to Saturday, with lows potentially ranging from 4,5m to 5m on Saturday, due to easterly swells.

The population is invited to obtain regular information in the media, on the Community's website and the prefecture's social networks.

Last minute : in view of the weather forecasts, the prefect has decided to switch to orange level cyclone vigilance for Saint-Martin and Saint-Barth. In fact, Vincent Berton made the decision to close all schools in the region this Friday, October 20._AF

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