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ROUGH SEAS EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

ROUGH SEAS EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

December 23, 20163551Views

FOUR DAY FORECAST

Synopsis: Relatively brisk trade winds will continue to cause rough seas across the area over the next few days. Additionally there’s a surface to upper level trough lingering across the territory, which is expected to cause unsettled weather conditions across the VI over the next 24-48 hours, resulting in mostly cloudy skies with periods of scattered showers, some of which could be moderate to locally heavy at times.. Thereafter the brisk trade winds will continue to transport shallow pockets of low level moisture resulting in periods of brief passing showers.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Synopsis: A lingering trough providing some instability in the atmosphere over the Northeast Caribbean and the tradewinds bringing some moisture into the area will heighten the chance of showers across the islands.

Wx: 

Today: Partly sunny to cloudy with a high chance of brief passing showers. Isolated heavy showers are also possible.

Tonight and Overnight: Cloudy with a high chance of some more showers. Some periods of heavy downpours are also possible.

Winds: ENE-E at 08-15kts/(15-28 km/h) today then increasing to between 12-20kts/(22-37 km/h) tonight..

Seas: Rough waves/swells 1.8-2.8m or 6-9ft. Warnings remain in effect for small craft operators, and sea bathers should exercise extreme caution especially in the waters east and north of the area..

Atmospheric Pressure: Normal

Sunset today:  5:49 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:47 am.

  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.