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SMALL CRAFT WARNING AND WIND ADVISORY REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE VI

SMALL CRAFT WARNING AND WIND ADVISORY REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE VI

December 29, 2018167Views

29th December 2018 – The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated a steep pressure gradient associated with a strong high pressure system will continue to produce fairly high winds and very rough seas across the area during the next 24 hours. In addition, moisture and instability associated with a weak moisture line will be transported over and around the islands on this strong wind flow, thus maintaining a high chance of showers during that time.

Weather today: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a 70 percent or high chance of showers.

Weather tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a 60 percent or moderate chance of showers

Winds: East-northeast at 30 to 46 km/h or 16 to 25 knots, gusting to 56 km/h or 30 knots during showers as well as over open waters. Wind Advisory remains in effect until the 30 December 2018. See previous release for details.

Seas: Rough with swells reaching 2.4 to 3.1 metres or 8 to 10 feet. Hence a firm warning remains in place for small craft operators and sea bathers against dangerous sea conditions until 30 December 2018. In fact, small craft operators should stay in port due to these hazardous marine conditions..

Sunset today:  5:52 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:49 am.

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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.