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LINGERING MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

LINGERING MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

November 20, 20171095Views

20th November 2017 – Synopsis: A lingering surface trough across Hispaniola will continue to generate unsettled weather conditions across the islands until the Atlantic subtropical ridge once again begins to dominate. Possible rainfall total for the forecast period is 2 to 8 mm (0.08 to 0.3 inch).

Weather today: Partly sunny with a 40 percent or moderate chance of showers.

Weather tonight: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent or low chance of showers.

Winds: be East-southeast to east ranging between 11 to 22 km/h or 6 to 12 knots.

Seas: Moderate with wave heights 1.2 to 1.8 meters or 4 to 6 feet.

Sunset today:  5:41 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:28 am.

In addition, with the soils in the Territory already saturated, additional rainfall can cause ponding on roads, extreme hillside water run-off, increased mudslides and falling rocks.

Residents are urged to exercise caution while driving and pay close attention to undermined sections of roads.

Do not attempt to drive in fast moving water and caution should be exercised while driving across roads that are not visible due to flooding.

Residents are also urged to exercise caution driving across ponded roads as holes that are not visible may be deep and can cause damage to vehicles or injury.

The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the weather conditions and provide updates when necessary.

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