July 17, 20101405Views

17th  July  2010The Virgin Islands experienced
quick passing showers and thunderstorms with gusty wind and heavy winds yesterday.
These showers and thunderstorms were not enough to create any major flooding,
however there were areas where flooding of roads were visible.

Another increase in moisture will create unstable weather conditions in the
territory. Although most of this moisture is expected to stay south of the area,
some of this moisture has the potential to interact with local heating effects
and an upper level trough to create showers and thunderstorms across the
territory. Some of these showers and thunderstorms may produce heavy rain and
frequent lightening As showers and thunderstorms are expected to move quickly,
rainfall accumulation is expected to be minimal however intense rainfall rates
can create flood like conditions.

Later today into Sunday conditions are expected to be a bit drier as some of
this moisture move to the northwest. However come Sunday evening maybe through
Monday or Tuesday, another surge in inclement weather may appear as another
tropical wave passes the local area.

A moderate to fresh trade wind flow will continue across the Regional waters
through at least Monday .maintaining locally rough and hazardous seas. Bands of
showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds will continue to affect parts of the
local waters through early tonight. For
that reason a Small Craft Advisory is in effect until tonight


Residents and visitors are reminded to exercise caution as flooded roadways
can be hazardous while driving. In addition Mariners while operating small
vessels should exercise caution on open waters due to squall like conditions in


Please visit the Department of Disaster Management’s website at for further information.



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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
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decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.