On the heels of weather system which brought heavy rainfall to the British Virgin Islands last week, forecasters are now monitoring a number of waves, notably Disturbance 2.
According to the National Hurricane Centre, at 2:00 p.m.,the tropical wave located about 850 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganised showers and a few thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are not expected to be favourable for significant development during the next couple of days, but could become more conducive by the end of the week as the system moves westward to west-northwestward at about 15 mph.
Whether or not the system develops further, forecasters have indicated that there is a potential for Disturbance 2 to produce squalls over the BVI on the weekend.
Residents are reminded we are in a very active part of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season and should continue to monitor the weather conditions as the number of tropical waves exiting the African Coast has increased. Please visit the Department of Disaster Management’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates.
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