11:00AM – TUESDAY 28 JULY, 2020 – THE ANTIGUA MET OFFICE HAS ADVISED THAT BASED ON THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ON THE TERRITORY, IT HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS.
As of 11AM, the system was located at 13.8N 53.7W, approximately 585 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands and had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.
Forecasters expect this system to produce heavy rains and possible flash floods, so further warnings may be issued as the system approaches our area.
BVI residents should continue to monitor this system for any changes and finalise any urgent home preparedness measures.
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