A travel alert has been issued for islands in the eastern Caribbean as Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to hit today (Tuesday).

British travellers are being urged to “exercise due caution and monitor local news and weather reports”.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office amended its travel advice for a string of islands as the Caribbean enters its annual hurricane season.

Travellers should also check local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice from local authorities, including evacuation orders.

Caution about Tropical Storm Dorian covers islands includes Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, St Kitts and Nevis, St Maarten, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Montserrat, British Virgin Islands and Dominica.

Many islands were devastated when hit by Hurricane Maria two years ago.