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FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR THE VI

FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR THE VI

October 13, 2012630Views

Synopsis: The
presence of Tropical Storm Rafael will continue to cause adverse and unstable
weather conditions across the Leewards and BVI over the next 24 hours. TS
warnings remain in place for these areas.

Wx: Cloudy
to overcast skies today and tonight with numerous showers, some of which could
be moderate to heavy at times accompanied by widespread thunderstorms.

A FLASH
FLOOD WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8PM TONIGHT. RESIDENTS IN LOW LYING AND
FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD MOVE  TO HIGHER GROUNDS OR SEEK SAFE AREAS..

A Flash Flood
Warning is issued when a flash flood
is imminent or occurring in the warned area. A flash flood is
a sudden, violent flood after a heavy rain, or occasionally. Rainfall intensity
and duration, topography, soil conditions, and ground cover contribute to flash
flooding.

Winds: NE-NNW
at 8-16kts with higher gusts over open waters and during heavier showers..

Seas: Very
rough, swells 2.4-3.7m or 8-12ft. A firm
warning remains in place for small craft operators and sea bathers against
dangerous sea conditions. Small crafts should stay in port while sea bathers
should avoid these waters..

Barometric
Pressure:
 Well below normal.

Sunset
today:
  5:57 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:06 am.

 

The Department of Disaster Management
(DDM) is currently monitoring the system and will provide updates accordingly.
Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for future
updates.

 

 

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.