This is for the Leeward Islands and British Virgin Islands a Tropical Disturbance AL96 has entered the monitored area.
The monitored area is that part of the Atlantic basin which most tropical cyclones to have affected the area form or traverse.
At 6 am, the centre of tropical disturbance AL96 was located near latitude 11.0 north, longitude 42.0 west or about 1385 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands and about 1590 miles east-southeast the British Virgin Islands.
The disturbance is moving toward the west-northwest at 15 miles per hour. This general motion is expected to continue.
The system is forecast to become a tropical storm in 48 hours and a hurricane in four days, near the Leeward Islands.
Given the projections, a watch may be required for some of the islands in the next 48 hours. Residents should monitor disturbance al96 and be prepared to implement their hurricane plan.
Persons in the British Virgin Islands should continue to pay close attention to the progress of the systems as they get closer to the Northern Leeward Islands
Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website (bviddm.com) and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.
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