FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED UNTIL 6PM; EMILY MOVING TO THE WEST
At 200PM the center of Tropical Storm Emily was estimated from an air
force plane to be near latitude 15.6 north longitude 64.8 west. Emily has resumed a westward motion at 12 mph.
On the forecast track the center of Emily will be near the coast of Hispaniola on Wednesday
Maximum sustained winds have increased and are now near 45 mph with higher
gusts. Slight strengthening is
anticipated during the next day or two.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center mainly
to the north and east of the center.
Latest Minimum Central Pressure reported by an air force reconnaissance
plane was 1006 MB.
No tropical storm watch or warnings have been issued for the Virgin Islands
however unstable weather conditions are possible due to the outer bands
associated with the tropical storm. The Antigua Meteorological Service has
issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Virgin Islands until 6pm which may be extended
if unstable conditions persist during that period.
Rainfall amounts are expected in the range of 2 to 4 inches in the Leeward
Islands and 4 to 6 inches are possible in the Virgin Islands.
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the
weather conditions and provide updates accordingly. Persons can visit the DDM’s
website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe to their notification link to receive
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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.