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LATEST WEATHER UPDATE AUGUST 11, 2017: INVEST 99L SHOWING POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

LATEST WEATHER UPDATE AUGUST 11, 2017: INVEST 99L SHOWING POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

August 11, 2017299Views

Image courtesy of the National Hurricane Centre

Invest 99L is located 315 miles to the northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico near 22.0N, 63.0W. It is moving to the northwest near 15 mph. This motion will continue, taking the disturbance north of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola today. It is forecast to pass to the northeast of the Bahamas this weekend. There is a 50 percent chance the disturbance could develop into a tropical depression or weak tropical storm within the next 7 days.

In association with Invest 99L, a low pressure system in the vicinity of the Virgin Islands  has the potential to generate some unstable conditions across the islands. For the next twenty four hrs, there is a possibility for cloudy skies with a chance of showers and a moderate chance of thunderstorms.

Road crews from the Public Works Department and crews from the BVI Electricity Corporation continue to work tediously to clear roadways and restore electricity across the Territory.

 

The DDM will continue to monitor these weather system and provide updates when they become available.

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.