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RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INVESTIGATING INVEST 99L…STORM FORCE WINDS IN SOME SQUALLS

RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INVESTIGATING INVEST 99L…STORM FORCE WINDS IN SOME SQUALLS

August 24, 20161730Views
Image taking from the PR Radar illustrates squalls moving in from the south east. Orange square represents area that can be affected by hazardous seas

Image taking from the PR Radar illustrates squalls moving in from the south east. Orange square represents area that can be affected by hazardous seas. A Small Craft and Sea Bather warning has been issued by the Antigua Met Service. Small Craft and Sea Bathers should exercise extreme caution.

An Air Force Reconnaissance aircraft currently investigating the broad low pressure area and tropical wave near the northern Leeward Islands has found winds to tropical storm force in a few squalls near the northernmost Leeward Islands.  Squalls to tropical storm force can be expected over the extreme northern Leeward Islands and portions of the northern U.S. and British Virgin Islands this afternoon. The reconnaissance aircraft mission is on-going to determine whether or not a tropical cyclone has formed.

Residents should continue to monitor the system for any sudden change its intensity that may warrant a specific watches or warnings being issued. The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the system and advise the public. Please visit our website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/