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FRONTAL TROUGH TO INCREASE SHOWERS OVER THE BVI

FRONTAL TROUGH TO INCREASE SHOWERS OVER THE BVI

November 16, 20171042Views

Thursday 16th November, 2017:  A frontal trough system in the vicinity will generate moist and unstable conditions across the British Virgin Islands during the early parts of the forecast period. This wet weather pattern is expected to continue for the next several days.

Cloudy skies, periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms are therefore forecast to continue through the rest of the week with a better chance for urban and small stream flooding.

With the soils in the Territory still saturated, additional rainfall can cause ponding of roads and extreme hillside water run-off.

Residents are urged to exercise caution while driving and pay close attention to sections of ponded roads. Holes may be deeper than they seem and can cause damage to vehicles or injury.

The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the weather conditions and provide updates when necessary.

Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website at   bviddm.com and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular 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.