September 24, 2018
The National Hurricane Centre is no longer tracking tropical depression 11 as it has dissipated east of the Lesser Antilles, however, they continue to issue updates on tropical depression kirk.
The remnants of Tropical Depression 11 and a tropical wave will increase the chance of moisture in the BVI from today into Wednesday. These conditions can lead to the development of showers and thunderstorms.
Winds are expected to be 10 to 15 knots from the East, with seas in the range of 4 to 6 feet.
Seas are expected to gradually increase around Tuesday. Cautions or advisories may be issued at that time.
Tropical Depression Kirk
Location: 9.5 North 37.4 West
Movement: North West at 23 mph
Winds: 35 mph
Pressure: 1007 mb
Situation for the BVI
Forecasters have indicated that Kirk is expected to be at speeds of 45 mph to 50 mph when it tracks through the southern Lesser Antilles on Thursday and will be further south of the BVI on Friday. Tropical storm force winds will likely be limited very near to the centre with thunderstorms embedded in the rain bands. The storm should have minimal effect on the Territory based on current projections. The DDM will continue to monitor and provide updates if conditions should change.
Persons at home and abroad are encouraged to download the DDM’s Alert app in the Apple App store or Google Play store to receive updates of any hazards affecting the Territory.
Image credited to the National Hurricane Centre
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