The center of gravity of Tropical Storm Grace passed south of Haiti during the night from Monday to Tuesday.

As a result, the stormy winds have spared the country, which was hit by a major earthquake last week.

Rainfall in Haiti ranged from 30 to 100 millimeters.

"But they got away with that, because 300 millimeters fell locally just south of it," Wouter van Bernebeek of Weerplaza told NU.nl.

The storm caused bad weather in the night from Monday to Tuesday and Tuesday morning, but the center of gravity has moved south.

On Monday, the storm weakened to a tropical depression.

This mainly meant that the wind was a lot less strong.

In the evening the depression turned into a storm again, but with a tropical storm the wind is still less strong than with a hurricane.

According to Van Bernebeek, the storm is expected to move towards Mexico in the coming days.

There is a chance that the wind will then increase in strength and that the storm will develop into a hurricane.

Haiti was hit by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Saturday.

The death toll has now risen to 1,419.

In addition, 6,900 people were injured.

It was feared that the tropical storm would cause mudslides and hamper rescue efforts.

UNICEF announced Tuesday that 540,000 Haitian children are at risk from the earthquake.

There is little clean drinking water and the quake has severely damaged schools, health centers, houses and bridges.

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