The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) reported that forecast models indicate that conditions will be more favorable in the following 12 to 18 hours and help Tropical Storm Franklin acquire intensification before affecting the Dominican Republic, “probably becoming a robust tropical storm.
In today’s 1:00 p.m. bulletin, Onamet highlights that “Franklin remains in an unfavorable environment caused by a high-level trough near the Dominican-Haitian border, and dry air to the northwest, gradually interrupting a strengthening considerable, which reduces the probability that it can reach hurricane intensity before touching Dominican land.”
According to Onamet, the accumulated rainfall expected about this system for the next 24 to 72 hours will oscillate between 200 and 300 millimeters and may be higher in isolated points.
“These values will be adjusted depending on future changes, both in the trajectory and in the cloud structure of Storm Franklin. The models continue to indicate that the system maintains the capacity to generate accumulated values of rainfall close to or greater than 300 millimeters,” he says. The report.
Franklin is located at 2:00 p.m. this Tuesday, 375 kilometers south-southwest of Santo Domingo. He has maximum winds of 85 kilometers per hour, according to the most recent bulletin from the United States National Hurricane Center. It is moving northwest at 11 kilometers per hour.
“It is likely that between the afternoon and evening of today, Franklin will accelerate a little more to the northwest and gain a little more strength in its maximum sustained winds,” Onamet warns.
I would arrive early Wednesday morning.
Onamet reported that the models continue projections regarding the future trajectory, and Franklin is expected to turn north today. If it continues like this, the storm’s center will be positioning itself near the south coast of the Dominican Republic in the early hours of this Wednesday.