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ISAAC MOVING CLOSER TO THE LESSER ANTILLES…WATCHES ISSUED

ISAAC MOVING CLOSER TO THE LESSER ANTILLES…WATCHES ISSUED

September 11, 2018668Views

6PM-UPDATE, 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

Current Location: 14.6N 51.3 West

Geographic Reference: Approximately 670 miles East South East of the Lesser Antilles

Movement: West

Max Winds: 70 mph

Current Radius of Tropical Storm Force Winds: 105 miles

Current Radius of Hurricane Force Winds: None

Hurricane and Tropical Storm watches and warnings are now in effect for a number of Caribbean Islands. Please take note that none of these watches of warnings have been issued for the BVI.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

 

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

*Guadeloupe

* Martinique

* Dominica

 

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* Antigua

* Montserrat

* St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Situation: Isaac is predicted to impact the Lesser Antilles on Thursday morning. At this time, most of the rain and all of the winds associated with Isaac are expected to pass south of the BVI. However, Isaac could track close enough to the islands to bring an increased chance of showers on Thursday.

 

There is some increasing uncertainty regarding the short term intensity forecast. On one hand, there is data suggesting that the system continues to be very near hurricane intensity. However, Isaac is appearing less organized on satellite. It is predicted that Isaac will reach the Lesser Antilles as a 60 mph to 65 mph tropical storm.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the systems and provide updates accordingly.

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.