11th November 2010-5AM- The Antigua Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch until 12 Noon.as a unsettled weather pattern is expected to continue across the Virgin Islands today before an overall drier and more stable air mass slowly encompasses the local islands beginning Friday and then continuing through the upcoming weekend. This moist and unstable air mass will combine with local effects and favorable upper level wind conditions to produce a good deal of cloudiness showers and a few thunderstorms across the local Islands. Periods of heavy rainfall and flooding are again possible.
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. Keep informed and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a flash flood warning is issued. People in the watch area should continue to be aware of the possibility for heavy rainfall. Avoid low lying areas and be careful when approaching roadways that appear to be flooded. The heavy rain could also cause mudslides in areas of steep terrain.
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.