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tropical-weather-update-august-20News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Aug. 22, 2014: A low pressure system outside the Caribbean Sea has a high chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next five days, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said last night.

Chances for the system to develop into a tropical depression are 50 percent (medium) within 48 hours and 70 percent (high) within five days, the NHC said.

Gusty winds and heavy rainfall are possible across portions of the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Thursday night and Friday, the NHC said.

Hispaniola should prepare for gusty winds and rainfall late Friday and Saturday.

Regional Caribbean airlines, LIAT said the impending passage of a tropical depression, some flights could be disrupted.

Passengers travelling north of Antigua – Anguilla, St Kitts, St Maarten, San Juan, St Thomas and Tortola are advised that there may be disruptions at those airports depending on the progress of the weather system.

Passengers travelling this weekend are asked to check the LIAT website (, the LIAT Facebook Page, their local LIAT office, or to call the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428 for information on the status of their flights.

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