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HIGH WIND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

HIGH WIND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

February 10, 2018586Views

10th February 2018 – A high wind advisory is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda from Saturday afternoon, 10 February 2018 to Tuesday, 13 February 2018.

Strong winds of 16 to 24 knots with gusts to around gale force – 34 knots, are expected.

A high wind advisory means strong winds of 22 to 27 knots with higher gusts are imminent or occurring
but are not strong enough to warrant a high wind warning.

These strong winds will be mainly evident over open waters, exposed coastal areas, high elevations and
open terrains on the northern and eastern sides of the islands.

Impacts (possible/likely): Includes injuries; very hazardous seas; soil erosion; localized disruptions of
businesses; disruption to outdoor and sporting activities; disruption of transportation (air and especially
sea); vehicular accidents and financial losses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: Wind of this strength could make some outdoor activities
uncomfortable, if not outright dangerous. High winds can create dangerous fallen or blowing objects.
Residents should secure loose outdoor items, which can be blown away, and caution should be taken if
driving.

Forecaster: Dale Destin