August 19, 20111039Views

Tropical Disturbance 31 is located 625 miles east of Guadeloupe and is showing signs of strengthening. The system is moving 20 mph with a westerly track. All models are indicating that the system is likely to strengthen as it gets closer to the Lesser Antilles with a 60 percent of it becoming a Tropical Depression within the next 48 hours. The system is projected to past south of the Virgin Islands however as it intensifies and increases in size the potential for this system to affect the territory is very likely. Residents are asked to monitor Disturbance 31 in the event of any sudden change in direction our development that may pose a direct threat to the VI.

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

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.