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HURRICANE JERRY TO MOVE NORTH OF THE BVI SATURDAY..HEAVY SHOWERS POSSIBLE

HURRICANE JERRY TO MOVE NORTH OF THE BVI SATURDAY..HEAVY SHOWERS POSSIBLE

September 20, 2019577Views

At 1100 PM, the center of Hurricane Jerry was located near latitude 20.5 North, longitude 62.8 West. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph.   On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will pass well north of the British Virgin Islands Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the several days, and Jerry could remain a hurricane through Monday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb.

Impact on the British Virgin Islands

Rainfall amounts of 5 inches are possible for Anegada and 1 -3 inches are possible for the other Islands of the BVI

High Surf Advisory remains in effect

Hazardous sea conditions are possible starting tonight especially on northern coasts

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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.