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ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR HIGH SURF AND SMALL CRAFT..

ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR HIGH SURF AND SMALL CRAFT..

January 25, 2019370Views

25th January 2019 –According to the National Weather Service, the remnants of a frontal boundary will move across the region today. This will result in passing showers across the local waters, with some of the activity affecting the islands. Given the scattered and fast moving nature of these showers, rainfall accumulations are expected to remain light. Surface high pressure over the west-central Atlantic will continue to result in breezy conditions over the area with east to southeast winds between 10 and 20 mph with higher gusts expected. High temperatures are expected to be in the lower to mid-80s.

The combination of a northerly swell and fresh easterly winds up to 20 mph will continue to result in hazardous seas across the regional waters today.

Therefore advisories remain in place for small craft and sea bathers. The possibility for rip currents is high especially on northern facing beaches. Persons should exercise caution while bathing or adhere to marine flags flying on beaches or information posted on the signs to entrance of these locations.

Persons at home and abroad are encouraged to download the DDM’s Alert app in the Apple App store or Google Play store to receive updates of any hazards affecting the Territory.

You can also visit the DDM’s webpage at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm.

Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.