Skies were fair to partly cloudy across the islands today. A moderate trade wind flow transferred patches of low level moisture over the area maintaining cloudy spells and passing showers during the day.
A tropical wave is expected to cause some cloudy spells and showers on Monday.
A second tropical wave is showing a bit more activity and has the potential to create thunderstorms, in addition to cloudy skies and showers on Wednesday. Some of this weather could start late Tuesday night and continue into Thursday morning. During the passage of the second wave there is a possibility of gusty winds affecting our area and seas could have moderate heights of 5 to 7 feet. Otherwise, skies will be partly cloudy with, at most, a moderate chance of showers. Possible estimated rainfall total for the forecast period is 10 to 25 mm or 0.40 to 1.00 inch.
A third tropical wave is in the far eastern Atlantic.
According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), this area of disturbed weather is located south west of the Cabo Verde Islands. It is associated with a broad trough of low pressure and a tropical wave. The NHC has indicated that both systems may merge and have the potential for development as the system moves further west. Currently there is a 10 percent chance for development however this may increase to 40 percent as it moves further west.
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.