Tropical Wave Affecting Region
This is according to a release by the Dominica Meteorological Service.
In its weather outlook issued for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles, they advised that moisture and instability associated with the passage of a tropical wave is expected to produce an increase in cloudiness, scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms across the region.
This would last through the day and into Friday June 20th.
Moderate sea conditions are expected during the next 24 hours with swells peaking near 7.0 feet, however an increase up to 8.0 feet is expected by Friday.
The release advises that small craft operators and sea bathers be vigilant.
Although the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, tropical systems have been known to form outside of these dates.
The 2014 predictions are normal to below normal due to El Nino and cool Sea Surface Temperatures with 8 to 13 named storms, 3 to 6 hurricanes and 1 to 2 major hurricanes of category 3 or higher.
On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes form during the Hurricane Season.
Regardless of the seasonal outlook, it only takes one system to cause devastation, so residents must be in a state of readiness at all times and be prepared.
The 2014 Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names are as follows:
Preparation is paramount regardless of seasonal predictions.