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HURRICANE DORIAN CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

HURRICANE DORIAN CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

At 800 PM, the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located by an Air Force Reserve Unit Hurricane Hunter aircraft near latitude 19.2 North, longitude 65.7 West.  Dorian is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through Friday.  On this track, Dorian should move over the Atlantic well east of the southeastern and central Bahamas on Thursday and Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph with higher gusts.  Dorian is forecast to strengthen into a powerful hurricane during the next few days over the Atlantic waters.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles.

The minimum central pressure estimated from Hurricane Hunter observations is 990 mb.

Due to lingering rain bands with the potential for generating more showers, a flash flood warning remains in effect until 2AM, 29th August 2019.

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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.