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STABLE WEATHER TODAY…TROPICAL WAVE FORECAST TO AFFECT THE TERRITORY SATURDAY

STABLE WEATHER TODAY…TROPICAL WAVE FORECAST TO AFFECT THE TERRITORY SATURDAY

A relatively stable atmosphere will dominate weather conditions over the British Virgin Islands (BVI) today and tonight thereby keeping shower activity minimal.

However, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service said latest model data show moisture moving over the area that could trigger some showers overnight into tomorrow morning. Therefore, skies are expected to become increasingly cloudy with slight chance of showers.

Additionally a tropical wave is expected to affect the area beginning Saturday which will cause unstable weather conditions across the Territory. Cloudy periods, showers and a moderate chance of thunderstorms can be expected through to Sunday across the Leeward Islands and through Monday morning across the British Virgin Islands.

Meanwhile, shower and thunderstorm activity has increased since yesterday in association with a broad area of low pressure located about 350 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands.  The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA’s) National Hurricane Centre has stated that upper-level winds are not expected to be conducive for significant development during the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph and passes north of the Leeward Islands and the Virgin Islands.

However, environmental conditions could become a little more conducive for some development early next week while the system begins to move northward over the west-central Atlantic Ocean.

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.