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DISTURBANCE 1 WEAKENS SLIGHTLY…HIGH CHANCE OF HEAVY RAINS FOR THE VI

DISTURBANCE 1 WEAKENS SLIGHTLY…HIGH CHANCE OF HEAVY RAINS FOR THE VI

November 13, 20181776Views

The National Hurricane Centre has reduced the strength of Disturbance 1 however persons should continue to monitor the system until it is clears the local area.

The National Hurricane Centre has indicated shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave that is moving through the Leeward Islands has continued to become less organized tonight.  Environmental conditions are not expected to become significantly better for development, and the system is also expected to interact with the islands of the Greater Antilles during the next few days.  Therefore, the potential for this system to become a tropical or subtropical cyclone continues to decrease.  Regardless of development, this system is forecast to bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico over the next few days the NHC states. The NHC has now reduced formation chance to 30% through 48 hours and formation chance of 40% through 5 days based on the current forecast.

The Virgin Islands

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated the possibility of rainfall amounts between 2 – 2.5 inches during the passing of the system. A Small Craft Advisory is also in effect as seas between 6 to 7 feet are currently affecting the Territory.

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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.