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DISTURBANCE 1 IN THE ATLANTIC…SHOWING SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT

DISTURBANCE 1 IN THE ATLANTIC…SHOWING SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT

July 3, 20172201Views

Image credited to the National Hurricane Center

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS IMAGE REPRESENTS A FIVE DAY FORECAST OF DISTURBANCE 1(D1) AND IS NOT THE PRESENT CONDITION OF D1. THE RED AREA REPRESENTS THE AREA OF UNCERTAINTY AND NOT THE COVERAGE AREA OF D1.

Disturbance 1 has become nearly stationary along 34W (approximately 2000 miles south east of the Virgin Islands). It remains relatively disorganized. However, model guidance has gradually become more aggressive regarding development. Forecasters have increased development chances to 70 percent over the next 5 days. The chance of development within the next 48 hours is only 20 percent. A west-northwest track is expected over the next 5-7 days. By the weekend, the system could pass in the vicinity of the Lesser Antilles. It may be a tropical storm as it does so. Beyond the weekend, the track and intensity forecast is uncertain.

Residents are encouraged to make preparations if they have not done so. Ensure you have first aid supplies, batteries, non-perishable food supplies and a can opener.  More tips will follow in the coming days.

The Department of Disaster Management is reminding the public that we are into the hurricane season and the potential for tropical cyclone development will continue to increase. Please visit the Disaster Management’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/.

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.

 

department of disaster Management#3 Wailing Road MacNamara

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Ph. 284-468-4200 Fax: 284-494-2024

E-Mail: bviddm@surfbvi.com

 

 

 

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.