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DISTURBANCE 1 COULD BECOME TROPICAL DEPRESSION

DISTURBANCE 1 COULD BECOME TROPICAL DEPRESSION

August 21, 2014492Views


An area of disturbed weather will move over the BVI early tomorrow and produce and environment that favours the formation of active weather. While thunderstorm activity remains limited and disorganised, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for some development during the next 24 hours and a tropical depression could form while the system approaches the BVI. Residents are advised to closely monitor the progress of this system as tropical storm watches or warnings could be issued at short notice if the developmental trend materialises.


The weather tonight is expected to be cloudy with scattered showers, some of which will be moderate at times.


Tomorrow, the weather is expected to be cloudy to overcast with occasional showers, some of which will be moderate to heavy and accompanied by thunderstorms.


Winds are Easterly to East North-easterly at an average between 10-18 knots, gusting to 30 knots in the heavier showers, around exposed coastal areas and elevated terrain and becoming South-easterly tomorrow.


Seas are moderate to rough with wave heights reaching between six and eight feet. A small craft warning remains in effect and small craft operators are advised to stay in port and ensure that boats are safely moored.


Barometric Pressure is normal.


Sunrise tomorrow will be at 6:02 a.m.



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