September 12th 2018, 7PM UPDATE
GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE: 480 MILES E OF MARTINIQUE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 60 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT: AT 20 MPH
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* St. Kitts and Nevis
* Saba and St. Eustatius
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 to 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 24 to 36 hours.
Forecasters have indicated the stronger winds will stay south however; some of the outer rain bands can create showers across the BVI later tonight and into tomorrow.
Winds 25mph with higher gusts are possible
Rainfall amounts of 15mm (.59 inches) are possible with higher amounts.
Seas as high as 10 feet are possible therefore small craft operators should stay in port. Sea bather warnings are also in effect for breaking waves and dangerous rip currents.
STORM SURGE: Some coastal flooding is possible on southern facing roads in areas of onshore
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the systems and provide updates accordingly.
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.
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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.