17th September 2019 – At 500 PM, the centre of Tropical Depression Ten was located near latitude 13.4 North, longitude 45.6 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph. A west-northwestward motion at a somewhat faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system will be near the British Virgin Islands Friday night into Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm tonight. The system is forecast to become a hurricane by the time it moves near the northern Leeward Islands.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb.
Impact on the British Virgin Islands based on current information.
Rainfall estimates of 2 -5 inches with higher amounts.
What to do
Keep monitoring the system as it progresses further westward for any change in its path and intensity.
Review your family plans and check for items you may need, check your homes, shutters, drainage paths or specific areas. This is will avoid you trying to do and remember certain activities at last minute.
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Next update will be at 11pm unless special bulletins are issued before that time.
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.