Monday 8TH November 2010, 3PM– Since Sunday the Virgin Islands have been experiencing unstable weather conditions and an increase in showers due to feeder bands from Hurricane Tomas. DDM weather station has recorded 3.81 inches of rainfall since then. Tomas has since dissipated however heating effects and the abundant moisture associated with the system have produced favorable conditions for more rainfall. Doppler radar has detected scattered to numerous showers over Caribbean waters moving to north east. Some of these showers as they approach land masses have the potential to heavy at times.
Therefore the flash flood watch issued since Saturday has been extended until 10PM this evening. A flash flood watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain across the watch area which may lead to flooding. If you are in the watch area check your preparedness requirements especially if you have interests in low lying areas that are prone to flooding. Keep informed and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a flash flood warning is issued.
Residents and Visitors should continue to monitor weather conditions for any sudden changes. The DDM will provide updates when necessary at www.bviddm.com
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.