20TH September 2019 – At 800 PM, the centre of Hurricane Jerry was located near latitude 19.9 North, longitude 62.5 West. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will continue to move north of the northern Leeward Islands tonight and pass well north of Puerto Rico on Saturday. Jerry will then pass well east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday and turn northward over the western Atlantic on Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast overnight, but Jerry could re-strengthen early next week.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 mb.
Impact on the British Virgin Islands
Rainfall amounts of 4 – 6 inches are possible for Anegada and 1 -3 inches are possible for the other Islands of the BVI
High Surf Warning still remains in effect
Hazardous sea conditions are possible starting tonight especially on northern coasts
What to do
Keep monitoring the system as it progresses for any change in its path and intensity.
Review your family plans and check for items you may need, check your homes, shutters, drainage paths or specific areas. This will avoid trying to do and remember certain activities at the last minute.
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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.