August 25, 20161784Views

The British Virgin Islands is no longer under a flash flood watch.  The watch which was issued by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services ended at 4:00a.m. this morning (Thursday August 25).


However, a ridge of high pressure at the lower levels of the atmosphere will result in a continued decrease in instability.  Possible rainfall total for the next 24 hours is 0 to 5 millimeters or 0 to 0.20inches. Weather conditions across the Territory today are expected to be partly sunny with a 40% or moderate chance of showers.  Tonight expect conditions to be partly cloudy with a 40% or moderate chance of showers.


Winds are blowing from the east to southeast at 11 to 22 knots or 6 to 12 knots but will become lighter tonight.


Sea conditions are moderate with wave heights near 2.1 metres or 7 feet. Small craft and sea-bather advisories are in effect for today.


With regards to tropical wave (Invest 99L), as of 8:00a.m the area of low pressure associated with Invest 99L was centered just southeast of the Turks and Caicos Island.


The Department of Disaster Management is now monitoring Hurricane Gaston (Category 1) which is located 19.5 degrees North and 43.3 degrees west as the category 1 hurricane continues its northwest movement at 15 knots.  Hurricane Gaston does not presently pose a threat to the Virgin Islands, however we will continue to observe its movement and development and advise the public accordingly.


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