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INVEST 92L EXPECTED TO PASS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY

INVEST 92L EXPECTED TO PASS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY

August 19, 20171524Views

The Antigua & Barbuda Meteorological Services and the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) are monitoring Invest 92L.

INVEST 92L

Invest 92L is expected to pass North of the Virgin Islands tonight into Sunday. The system has the potential of creating an unstable environment from this evening into Monday. There is a possibility for more showers this evening however, the wave is expected to produce the bulk of its showers and possible thunderstorms later on Sunday into Monday. Some of these showers could be heavy at times and some thunderstorms may be capable of producing lightning. A rainfall total estimate of .40in to 1.00 inches is forecast for this period with the possibility of minor flooding.

Residents are encouraged to monitor the system for any sudden changes and be prepared to take the necessary actions.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION HARVEY

The northern fringe of Tropical Depression Harvey (downgraded from a tropical storm) coupled with an unstable air mass contributed to a few passing showers today. Harvey is located approximately 462 miles south east of the Virgin Islands and continues to move west at 22 mph. Harvey is not expected to impact the Virgin Islands and this will be the final notice issued by the DDM on TD Harvey.

WEATHER FORECAST

Weather tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy with a 40 percent or moderate chance of showers.

Weather tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with a 80 percent or higher chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Winds: Easterly at 15 to 28 km/h or 8 to 15 knots.

Seas: Moderate with heights 1.2 to 1.8 meters or 4 to 6 feet, occasionally reaching 2.4 meters or 8 feet. Cautions are in effect for small craft operators and beachgoers, mainly for Atlantic coastal waters.

Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website (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.