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INVEST 92L HAS PASSED THE VIRGIN ISLANDS..UNSTABLE WEATHER CONTINUES..OTHER DISTURBANCES BEING MONITORED

INVEST 92L HAS PASSED THE VIRGIN ISLANDS..UNSTABLE WEATHER CONTINUES..OTHER DISTURBANCES BEING MONITORED

August 20, 2017228Views

The Antigua & Barbuda Meteorological Services and the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) are monitoring Invest 92L and other disturbances.

INVEST 92L

Invest 92L has passed the Virgin Islands and is now north of the Dominican Republic. The low pressure system created unstable weather conditions over the Virgin Islands bringing showers and thunderstorms most of which stayed over water and moved in the vicinity of Puerto Rico. Moisture from the system is still present hence the possibility for more showers this evening. The Antigua & Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated possible rainfall totals for the forecast period at 3mm to 13mm ( .12 to .50 inches). Conditions are expected to gradually improve overnight into tomorrow with a few lingering showers throughout the day on Monday.

OTHER DISTURBANCES

Disturbance 3 according to the National Hurricane Centre,  is located about 900 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands is associated with a trough of low pressure.  This system is currently embedded in a dry air mass, and upper-level winds are expected to become too strong to support development in a day or so.  Therefore, tropical cyclone formation is not likely while this system moves northwestward at about 15 mph. Present forecast projections is taking the disturbance North West.

Another disturbance has been identified off the coast of western Africa along 20W. It will move westward at 20 mph over the next few days. The disturbance has a 10 percent chance of tropical development over the next seven days as it moves across the Atlantic.

WEATHER FORECAST

Weather tonight: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent or moderate chance of showers.

Weather tomorrow: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent or slight chance of showers.

Winds: East-northeasterly at 11 to 26 km/h or 6 to 14 knots..

Seas: Moderate with heights not exceeding 1.2 metres or not exceeding 5 feet.

The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the systems provide updates accordingly.

Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website (bviddm.com) and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.

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.