The tropical wave and upper level low pressure system which affected the Territory on August 7 and 8 have moved away from the BVI. However, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service’s latest forecast model runs indicate that lingering atmospheric moisture across the BVI could still trigger some passing moderate showers across the islands tomorrow morning. As a result, there is a 20 percent or slight chance of showers tonight and a 50 percent or moderate chance of showers tomorrow (Wednesday August 9).
The DDM has also received notice from Antigua Met indicating that tropical wave (Invest 99L/Disturbance1) will likely cause cloudy skies, showers and thunderstorms across the area on Thursday. Other forecasting models have indicated that there is a possibility for increased showers and thunderstorm activity across the area Friday and Saturday.
Given these predictions for possible rainfalls during the rest of the week, we are strongly advising all individuals to take precautionary measures to reduce the likelihood of flooding in and around their properties.
The Territory is still already saturated from the previous rains and any addition could potentially worsen the conditions on the ground.
Road crews from the Public Works Department and crews from the BVI Electricity Corporation continue to work tediously to clear roadways and restore electricity across the Territory.
The DDM will continue to monitor these weather systems and provide updates when they become available.
Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website (bviddm.com) and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.
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.