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ROUGH SEAS AND HIGH WINDS STILL PERSIST FOR THE VI

ROUGH SEAS AND HIGH WINDS STILL PERSIST FOR THE VI

December 30, 2018141Views

30th December 2018 – The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated a relatively tight pressure gradient will keep winds high and seas hazardous; however, conditions will improve tonight. Meanwhile, the proximity of a surface to low level high pressure system along with unfavourable upper level winds will inhibit shower activity.

Weather today: Partly sunny with 30 percent or a low chance of showers.

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

Winds: East-northeast at 26 to 41 km/h or 14 to 22 knots, with occasional strong gusts to near 59 km/h or 32 knots..

Seas: 2 to 3 metres or 7 to 10 feet, occasionally reaching 4 metres or 13 feet. Swells are northerly at 1 to 2 metres or 3 to 6 feet.

Small craft warning and high surf advisory are in effect (See previous forecasts for necessary precautions). Small craft operators should stay in or very near to port today and beachgoers should avoid or be very cautious when visiting the northern and eastern beaches and coastlines.

Sunset today:  5:53 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:50 am.

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.