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FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

May 6, 2012605Views

May 6th 2012 –Synopsis: A
trough of low pressure over the Caribbean Sea will slowly move eastward during
the next few days. As it does so unstable atmospheric conditions will remain
over the northeast Caribbean.

Wx: Today and tonight: Cloudy to
overcast with occasional showers. Some of the downpours could be moderate or
heavy at times and there is a chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Because
of this a flash flood watch is in effect until 2pm today. A review of the situation will be done accordingly.

A
flash flood means a rapid buildup of water on the ground in low lying areas
following or during showers. This could be a threat to live and property.
 Those in the affected area are urged to be
ready to take quick action if a flash flood warning is issued or flooding is
observed.

 

Winds: Variable at times 5 – 8 Kts. calm at
night

Seas: Slight; swells 2 – 3 FT or peaking at
1 M.

Barometric Pressure: Below normal

Sunset today:  6:42 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  5:48 am.

Residents are urged to monitor the weather conditions for any sudden
changes. The DDM is monitoring the weather conditions and will provide updates
where necessary. 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.