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DISTURBANCE 34 IN THE ATLANTIC

DISTURBANCE 34 IN THE ATLANTIC

August 9, 2012833Views

Current Location: 14.5N 38.7W

Geographic Reference: 1400
miles East-northeast of Barbados

Movement: West at
12 mph

Organizational Trend: Slowly
Increasing

Chance of Development Within 48
Hours: 
40 percent

Chance of Development Beyond 48
Hours: 
50 percent

Changes From the Previous
Forecast

The chance of development within
the next 48 hours has been increased from 30 to 40 percent.

Forecast

Disturbance 34 has continued to
become better organized during the past few hours. Showers and storms have
increased near the center. Environmental conditions remain marginal for further
development. Therefore, the chance of development has been increased slightly,
from 30 percent to 48 percent within the next 48 hours. The chance remains at
50 percent beyond 48 hours.

The disturbance is expected to move slightly north of due west, in
the general direction of the Leeward Islands. It is likely to reach these
islands late this weekend.

Expected Impacts on Land

Windward and Southern Leeward
Islands: 
Tropical storm force winds and heavy rainfall are possible by late
Saturday or early Sunday.

Northeast Caribbean: Squalls
with tropical storm force winds and high waves are possible late Saturday
through early Monday.

At present Disturbance 34 is not
a threat to the Virgin Islands however the system will be monitored as it has
not passed 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.