August 12, 2011963Views

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As the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues to intensity, three new disturbances
have formed  to the north east and east of the territory.

Disturbance 26 is located near
16.5N/43.5W and is moving to the west-northwest at 15 mph. This disturbance
remains disorganized today, but environmental conditions will become more
favorable for development over the next few days. This system will continue
moving to the west-northwest and will be north of the northern Leeward
Islands by late this weekend.

Disturbance 27 is centered near
11.5N/28.0W. Movement is to the west at 15 mph. Development of this
disturbance is possible as well as it moves westward across the Atlantic over
the next several days. On its current track, it would be near the Lesser
Antilles by the middle of next week.

Disturbance 29 has been added near
24.0N/55.5W and is moving to the west-southwest at 10 mph. There is only a
slight chance of development as it continues moving to the west-southwest
over the next few days. It could merge with Disturbance 26 by the end of the
weekend or early next week.

Presently none of the Disturbances
pose a threat to the territory, however as these systems have not passed our
area they should be monitored in the event they develop and track towards our

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the disturbances
and provide updates accordingly. Persons can visit the DDM’s website at and subscribe to their notification link to receive further

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