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DISTURBANCE 1 NOW MOVING WEST NORTH WEST

DISTURBANCE 1 NOW MOVING WEST NORTH WEST

September 17, 2019402Views

17th September 2019 – Disturbance 1 is located about 1000 miles to the east of Barbados. It is moving towards the west-northwest at around 12 mph. Conditions will be favorable for development over the next few days. On its current track forecasters think the disturbance may past north or very close to the British Virgin Islands on Friday night into Saturday. The chance of tropical development is estimated at 70 percent over the next 48 hours. Residents and visitors are urged to continue monitoring the system as it progresses and be prepared in the event there is any sudden shift or change to its development.

A Tropical located 62 W yesterday is located over Puerto Rico along 67W. It is moving to the west-northwest at 15 mph. The disturbance has weakened a bit over the past 24 hours. However, it will continue to create unstable weather conditions across British Virgin Islands today. This disturbance may dissipate over the next day or two. Tropical development is not expected.

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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.