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HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS CAUSE WARNINGS FOR SMALL CRAFT AND SEA BATHERS TO BE ISSUED

HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS CAUSE WARNINGS FOR SMALL CRAFT AND SEA BATHERS TO BE ISSUED

December 27, 20171224Views

27th December 2017 – Synopsis: A moderate to fresh wind flow associate with a ridge will continue push shallow clouds and pockets of moisture over the British Virgin Islands mainly tonight. By tomorrow, a general decrease in atmospheric moisture will cause a decrease in shower activity over these islands.

NB: Marine warnings are in effect for rough seas along the Atlantic side of the islands which could be life threatening to sea bathers

Wx: Tonight: Partly cloudy in general with brief periods of increased cloudiness and a moderate chance of light passing showers Tomorrow: Sunny to partly with a slight chance of a brief shower

Winds: East-northeast to east with average speeds between 22-28km/h or 12-15knots and gusting higher in some showers mainly over the coastal waters.

Seas: Rough with heights between 2.1-3.1m or 7-9ft: A Small craft warning remains in effect for hazardous seas mainly north and east of the islands. Sea bathers are advised to avoid the coastal waters along the northern and eastern coastlines. Near coastal waters along the southwestern side of the islands are better for marine activity.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:48 am.

Sunset tomorrow:  5:51 pm.

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.