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INVEST 99L CONTINUES TO MOVE WNW

INVEST 99L CONTINUES TO MOVE WNW

August 9, 20173782Views

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has indicated the lingering moisture in addition to upper level conditions will continue to trigger showers mainly in the morning. Showers are expected to diminish as the day progresses.

In relations to the tropical wave (Invest 99L/Disturbance 1), the system is located a 16.8 N 55 W or approximately 624 miles away from the Virgin Islands.  It is moving to the west-northwest (WNW) near 13 mph. This motion is expected to continue, taking the system north of the Leeward Islands. It is forecast to pass north of the Greater Antilles on Friday and Saturday, into the subtropical western Atlantic. Once it moves into this area, environmental conditions may become more favorable for development into a tropical storm. Although the system is expected to pass north of the territory and not be a tropical storm during that period, forecasters have indicated the development of showers and thunderstorms are possible.

Given these predictions for possible rainfalls during the rest of the week, we are strongly advising all individuals to take precautionary measures to reduce the likelihood of flooding in and around their properties.

The Territory is still already saturated from the previous rains and any addition could potentially worsen the conditions on the ground.

Road crews from the Public Works Department and crews from the BVI Electricity Corporation continue to work tediously to clear roadways and restore electricity across the Territory.

The DDM will continue to monitor these weather systems and provide updates when they become available.

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.