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SPECIAL WEATHER ALERT STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MET SERVICE

SPECIAL WEATHER ALERT STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MET SERVICE

September 27, 20162192Views

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 600 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands, continue to show signs of organization and a tropical cyclone could be forming. If this trend continues, then a tropical depression or a tropical storm would likely form later today while the system moves west-northwestwards to westwards at about 20mph. as a result, watches and warnings could be required at any time.

Regardless of development, heavy rains and strong gusty winds possibly to tropical storm force are expected to spread mainly over the Windward Islands and portions of the southern Lesser Antilles beginning tonight and continuing into Wednesday. An air force reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon.

Whereas this disturbance has a greater chance of affecting the Windward Islands, residents of the BVI & Leeward Islands should closely monitor the progress of this system

Weather Forecast for the BVI September 27th 2016

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy with a chance of brief morning showers

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of a brief shower

Winds: East to east-southeast at 8-16kts [15-30km/h] today becoming East-northeasterly by tonight and increasing slightly by tomorrow.

Seas: Moderate: heights 1.5-1.8m or 5-6ft; A small craft caution remains in effect for marginally safe seas.

Atmospheric Pressure: Below normal

Sunset today:  6:10 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:08 am.

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