25th February 2011 – A cold front will continue to move across the local area this afternoon, accompanied by widespread cloudiness and scattered showers. These showers will move fast, leaving small traces of rain. A cold front will move into the Caribbean Sea tonight carrying drier and more stable air. Increasing winds will prevail over the weekend due to strong high pressure to the north and low pressure over South America.
Across the regional waters, mariners can expect winds of 25mph and increasing seas between 5 to 7 feet today. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL LATE MONDAY EVENING. Mariners operating small boats should exercise caution as both sea and wind action is expected to increase.
Northern swells have begun to increase due to high winds. PERSONS AND BEACHGOERS ON THE NORTHERN SHORES SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE SWIMMING DUE TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS. Persons should also be extremely careful while climbing rocks close to shores on the north.
The DDM will continue to monitor the weather conditions and advise the public accordingly. Visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com for continuously updated.
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.