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Tropical Storm Bret Advisory Number   7
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL022017
500 AM AST Tue Jun 20 2017

...BRET MOVING ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...10.6N 62.9W
ABOUT 75 MI...120 KM ESE OF ISLA MARGARITA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 21 MPH...33 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of Trinidad and Tobago has discontinued the Tropical
Storm Warning for Trinidad, Tobago, and Grenada.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Bonaire
* Curacao
* Aruba


For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Bret was
located near latitude 10.6 North, longitude 62.9 West.  Bret is
moving toward the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h) and this
general motion is expected to continue through today.  On the
forecast track, the center of the tropical storm will move into the
extreme southeastern Caribbean Sea later today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast today, and a weakening
trend is expected to begin later today when Bret is forecast to
become a tropical depression.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND:  Tropical storm conditions will occur over portions of the
warning area for the next several hours, but these conditions should
subside later today.

RAINFALL:  Bret is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2
to 4 inches over the Windward Islands and the northeastern coast of
Venezuela through today.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 800 AM AST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Pasch

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