August 30, 20172059Views

Disturbance 1 is located 250 miles to the west of the Cape Verde Islands near latitude 16 degrees North, longitude  28 degrees West. It is moving to the West-North West at about 18 mph. This is expected to continue over the next few days, before turning more westward over the central Atlantic. The disturbance is showing signs of organization and could become a tropical depression with any additional organization. Latest model guidance suggests that it may become a threat to the northern Leeward Islands in about a week. However, it is too early to determine the exact track and intensity. The chance of development over the next 7 days is 95 percent.

Residents are urged to monitor the disturbance as it has the potential to affect the British Virgin Islands.

Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website ( and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.

Image credited to the National Hurricane Centre

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