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News item on Tropical Storm Ernesto by Bahamas Department of Meteorology
Sunday, 05 August 2012 07:30

NASSAU, The Bahamas - The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA will continue to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Ernesto, as it is expected to move across the Eastern and Central Caribbean Sea over the next couple of days.  

However, it is only a precautionary measure, as the system is not directly affecting the country.  

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has advised: “What we are having is a combination of a surface trough and an upper level system to the west of us. For the next 24 hours we will be experiencing intermittent heavy down pour and periods of isolated thunder showers.”  

The forecast for the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season calls for 12 tropical storms, five named hurricanes and two major hurricanes. The named storms are Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sandy, Tony Valarie and William.  

The hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30.

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