Tropical Disturbance 2 has passed well south of the Virgin Islands and is now located in the Central Caribbean Sea. The system is moving at 20 mph and as it moves further west or North West, there is a possibility for the Disturbance to develop into a Tropical Storm. Although the system is not a threat to the BVI, lingering moisture can produce some showers later this evening into tomorrow.
The forecast from the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service states that a weak disturbance will keep the atmosphere unstable over the North-eastern Caribbean and hence there is still a good chance for some showers developing across the BVI.
Overnight, the weather is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy with a good chance of some showers and tomorrow, cloudy with a high chance of some more showers.
Winds are Easterly at six to twelve knots over land, peaking near 14 knots over coastal waters.
Seas are slight to moderate, with wave heights of four to five feet.
Barometric Pressure is normal
The four-day forecast for the BVI indicates that a weak disturbance will keep the atmosphere somewhat unstable for the next 48 hours and hence, on Friday and Saturday, the chance of showers will remain high across the North-eastern Caribbean. However, on Sunday and Monday, a drier atmosphere will prevail over the islands and therefore shower activity will be restricted under partly sunny skies.
The Department of Disaster Management reminds residents that we are in a very active part of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season and they should continue to monitor the weather conditions as the number of tropical waves exiting the African Coast has increased. Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates. Also, follow us on Facebook, as updates are provided there as well.
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