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GUSTY WINDS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND

GUSTY WINDS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND

December 27, 2018180Views

27th December 2018 – The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated a strong high pressure centre close to the area will cause the pressure gradient to steepen. This will therefore generate moderate to fresh breeze becoming strong by tomorrow and will transport low level pockets of moisture over and around the islands. Subsequently as a result of the wind speed increase, sea conditions will become challenging for mariners. Possible rainfall total for the forecast period is 5 to 8 mm or 0.2 to 0.3 inch.

Weather tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy with 30 percent or low chance of showers.

Weather tomorrow: Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with a 50 percent or a moderate chance of showers

Winds: East-northeasterly with speeds ranging between 26 to 41 km/h or 14 to 22 knots gusting as high as 46km/h or 25 knots by tomorrow.

Seas: 1.8 to 2.4 metres or 6 to 8 feet increasing to 2.8 metres or 9 feet by tomorrow. An advisory is now in effect for mariners against hazardous sea conditions which will be upgraded to a warning by tomorrow.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:48 am.

Sunset tomorrow:  5:51 pm.

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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.