12th November 2018 – The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has issued a second Tropical Disturbance Alert Statement.
A large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms extending from near the Lesser Antilles northeastward over the tropical Atlantic for several hundred miles is associated with a westward-moving tropical wave and an upper-level trough of low pressure.
Notwithstanding that thunderstorm activity has increased, upper level conditions over the Leeward Islands s are expected to restrict cyclone development during the next 48 hours.
The disturbance is expected to generate showers and some gusty conditions during its passage late Tuesday night into Thursday and the met office will continue to provide updated information as warranted.
Residents of the Leeward Islands and the BVI are advised to continue to closely monitor progress of this system until it clears the area.
Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent.
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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.