The National Bureau of Meteorology (UNAMT) announced Sunday afternoon that maximum sustained winds from Tropical Storm Grace are intensifying at a speed of about 75 kilometers per hour with west-northwest movements at 37 kilometers per hour, due to Tropical Storm Grace.
According to meteorologist Caridad Hernandez, this phenomenon is located about 425 kilometers between the east and southeast of the island of Sotavento.
He added that if Grace follows the same path, it will be on the northern and northeastern borders of the Dominican Republic and is expected to cause the first rains in the early hours of Monday.
“Today we have the occurrence of a tropical wave close to the eastern part of the country, it provides moisture and instability that continues to generate some local precipitation with electric storms and sometimes wind gusts in the southeast, northeast and some of the points of the central mountain range.”
With regard to the marine conditions, he explained that they are in the best conditions so that the operators of any type of vessel can carry out their activities without any inconvenience.
So far it is estimated that the accumulated rain is between 75 and 150 mm.
The entity keeps 12 counties on alert. Among them are Duarte, Azua, Peravia, Monte Plata, Barahona, La Vega, Monsignor Noel, San Cristobal, San Pedro de Macorís and Great Santo Domingo.
In the meantime, Hato Mayor and San Jose de Ocoa remain alert.
Meteorologists recommend that residents pay attention to the bulletins issued by relief agencies.