Strong winds, orange alert as Cyclone Fiona is expected to pass through

Strong winds, orange alert as Cyclone Fiona is expected to pass through

After an orange alert for heavy rain and thunderstorms began yesterday (Thursday, September 15), the expected weather forced the prefecture to also issue an orange alert for strong winds. The section remains yellow for underwater waves.

At 11 a.m. on Friday, September 16, the approximate center of Tropical Storm Fiona was about 230 kilometers east of Desirad.
Fiona is moving west at 21 km/h and will cross the Caribbean Arc by the end of the day.

The evolution of the storm’s track will create more stable winds over Guadeloupe.

East-northeast winds averaging 35 km/h or even 50 km/h at La Desirade are expected this afternoon. The phenomenon will weaken slightly in the evening and move towards South-South-East during the night and strengthen at an average speed of 60/80 kmph.
It will blow at 100/120 kmph overnight.

On Saturday morning, the wind will turn from east to east-southeast and decrease slightly, but in the afternoon it may gust to 80/90 km/h at 60/70 km/h. Le-vent and comfort.

Fiona’s passage will create a high-strength sea with low energy from the east-northeasterly cyclone.
Maximum troughs of 4m to 4m50 are forming in the Atlantic and Channel this afternoon. Tonight, troughs drop to 3m80 to 4m20.

However, from late next night or Saturday morning, the sea should get wet quickly
Later on.

Tomorrow Saturday, another heavy sea will start in the early morning, 3m, becoming rough in the afternoon with an east-northeast swell.

As a reminder, the archipelago is on yellow alert for inundation waves.

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On the rainy side, the first periods of rain associated with Storm Fiona continue in the form of torrential rain, which will be of high intensity.
Gradually, the rain should intensify and assume a more continuous character. Expect torrential downpours Friday through Saturday evening and later tonight, creating several flash floods.
Conditions will remain delicate tomorrow, Saturday, with more rain
Strong and stormy.
Rainfall of 150 to 250 mm or more is possible throughout the period.
Progress is expected from Sunday morning.

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