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WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

October 12, 2018508Views

12TH October 2018

According the National Weather Service, unstable weather conditions are expected for today as abundant moisture will combine with an upper-level trough just north of the region. Therefore, during the day today expect occasional scattered shower and isolated thunderstorm activity to move across the surrounding waters, with some of this activity possibly affecting portions of the islands.

An increase in shower and thunderstorm activity is expected later tonight into Saturday as a further increase in moisture and upper-level dynamics is expected. High temperatures for today will generally range between the mid to upper 80s with east to southwest winds between 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts.

Seas will continue to range mainly between 4 to 6 feet across the Atlantic waters and local passages. Small craft operators are urged to exercise caution across these waters. Elsewhere, seas are expected to range between 3 to 5 feet. Winds will continue from the east to southeast between 10 and 15 knots. There is a high risk of rip currents for the north and east facing beaches.

The DDM will continue to monitor the weather conditions and advise the public 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.

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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.