On June 19 2023 Tropical Depression Three formed over the Atlantic and strengthened to form Tropical Storm Bret, the second named storm of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Bret gradually intensified as it moved across the Atlantic Ocean westward towards the Lesser Antilles By June 20 2023 a “Tropical Storm Watch” was in effect for Barbados, Dominica, St Vincent The Grenadines, and Saint Lucia By 11 00 PM on June 21 2023 the “Tropical Storm Watch” was elevated to a “Tropical Storm Warning” Over the period June 22 23 2023 Bret moved across the Windward Islands with its center passing north of Barbados and over northern St Vincent and the Grenadines Damage from storm force gusts, heavy rains, floods and storm surge were reported across the impacted states As of 5 00 PM June 23 2023 Bret crossed the island arc into the Caribbean Sea where gradual weakening is anticipated over the next couple days Bret is forecast to dissipates over the Central Caribbean Sea by Saturday into Sunday, June 24 25 2023.


  • Hurricane Fiona strengthened into a Category 3 storm and became the first major Hurricane of the season.
  • At approximately 2 p.m. on Monday September 19, the storm started to impact the Turks and Caicos, moving north-northwest at 9 mph. It was centered about 30 miles north-northeast of Grand Turks Island with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.
  • The Government of the Bahamas discontinued all warnings for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the south-eastern Bahamas on Tuesday 20th September.

According to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Florida, as of 2:00 PM (AST) on Wednesday October 04, 2023, the center of Tropical Storm Phillippe was located near latitude 22.0 North, longitude 65.8 West with maximum sustained winds near 45 mph (75 km/h), moving northnorthwest at 9 mph (15 km/h). Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km) to the east of the center.


According to the National Hurricane Centre, at 800 PM EDT (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Ian was located near latitude 24.4 North, longitude 83.0 West. Ian is moving toward the north-northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h). This general motion with a reduction in forward speed is forecast tonight and Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to pass west of the Florida Keys later tonight and approach the west coast of Florida within the hurricane warning area on Wednesday.

Ian is a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected tonight through Wednesday, and Ian is forecast to approach the west coast of Florida as an extremely dangerous major hurricane.


Heavy rains from Fiona will continue to produce life-threatening and catastrophic flooding along with mudslides and landslides across Puerto Rico though tonight. Life-threatening flash and urban flooding is likely for eastern portions of the Dominican Republic through early Tuesday.

Hurricane conditions are occurring across portions of the Dominican Republic within the warning area. Tropical storm conditions will continue on Puerto Rico through this afternoon and over portions of the Dominican Republic with the warning area through tonight.


According to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Florida, as of 11:00 AM (AST) on Thursday August 24, 2023, the center of Tropical Storm Franklin was located at 22.2 N 69.9 W with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph moving north-east at 7 mph. TS Franklin was located approximately 90 miles or 145 KM east north-east of Grand Turk Island. The Tropical Storm Warnings for Haiti and Turks and Caicos Islands have been discontinued and the All Clear has been issued. The impact to the states was minimal and no significant damage was reported. TS Franklin is forecast to produce 1 to 3 inches of rainfall across Hispaniola and the eastern Turks and Caicos Islands throughout Thursday, August 24, 2023.


Hurricane Fiona is slowing over Puerto Rico with its path turning to the north. Heavy rainfall is expected to be experienced by the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Islands, with the associated potential for dangerous rainfall impacts.


Hurricane conditions are expected across portions of Puerto Rico on Sunday, and are possible across the U.S. Virgin Islands tonight. Tropical storm conditions are now spreading westward across the U.S. and British Virgin islands and will spread across Puerto Rico this evening and tonight. Tropical storm conditions will reach the Dominican Republic by late Sunday.

Heavy rains from Fiona will spread west to the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today, the Dominican Republic Sunday, and the Turks and Caicos Monday night. These rainfall amounts are expected to produce life-threatening flash floods and urban flooding, along with mudslides in areas of higher terrain, especially across portions of  Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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