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TROPICAL STORM JERRY NEARLY NORTH OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

TROPICAL STORM JERRY NEARLY NORTH OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

September 21, 2019601Views

21st September 2019 – At 500 AM, the centre of Tropical Storm Jerry was located near latitude 21.4 North, longitude 64.0 West or approximately 210 miles North North East of the British Virgin Islands. Jerry is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph this general motion is expected to continue today. Jerry is forecast to recurve over the western Atlantic during the next few days.  On the forecast track, the centre of Jerry will continue to pass well north of the British Virgin Islands today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts.  Some fluctuations in strength are likely during the next several days.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 mile from the centre.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb.

Impact on the British Virgin Islands

Jerry still has the potential to produce 1 – 2 inches of rain over the British Virgin Islands however, due to Jerry’s distance, the possibility of rainfall amounts of 4 – 6 inches have been reduced 1 – 2 inches in for Anegada as same with the other Islands in the BVI. Rough sea conditions will still persist thus a High Surf Advisory will remain in effect until forecasters have determined seas have returned to normal.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.

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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.