Caribbean (Mckoy’s News) – Newly Formed Tropical Storm Bret Near Trinidad: At 4:00 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Bret was located near Latitude 9.4 degrees North and Longitude 59.8 degrees west or about 200km southeast of Trinidad.
Tropical Storm Bret is moving toward the west-northwest near 48km/h and is expected to continue at a slightly slower speed over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, Bret is expected to move near or over Trinidad and the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and early Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65km/h with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical Storm Bret is not a threat to Jamaica.
Contributed by Dr Colin O Jarrett