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TROPICAL STORM KIRK EXPECTED TO PASS SOUTH OF THE TERRITORY LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY

TROPICAL STORM KIRK EXPECTED TO PASS SOUTH OF THE TERRITORY LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY

September 28, 20181916Views

September 28 2018

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados and St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

TROPICAL STORM KIRK

Location: 13.2 North 62.5 West

About 110 miles… West South West of St.Lucia

About 385 miles South East of the British Virgin Islands

Maximum sustained winds…50 mph

Present movement…West at 12 mph

Minimum central pressure…1005 mb

SITUATION FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Tropical Storm Kirk is expected to pass south of the British Virgin Islands keeping stronger winds away from the Territory. Outer rain bands from Kirk however may produce unstable weather conditions during the passing of the tropical storm around Friday and Saturday.

Winds: Winds will be from the East between 10 to 20 mph. During the passing of Kirk wind gusts in excess of 25 mph to 35 mph may be experienced in squalls and thunderstorms. This may require the securing of lose objects and debris.

Seas: Northerly Swells due to Tropical Storm Leslie to the North in combination with the passing of Kirk will produce very rough sea conditions. Seas are expected to be as high as 10 feet occasionally up to 13 feet later this evening. High Surf and Small Craft advisories are in effect.

Rainfall: No official amounts given by the Met Office however due to the close passage of outer rain bands, forecasters have indicated Kirk may produce heavy rainfall late this afternoon going into Saturday. Such conditions may warrant the issuing of flood advisories.

Coastal Flooding:  Coastal flooding may be possible on all coasts especially on the northern shores.

All information is based on the current forecast.

No watches or warnings were issued for the territory however, the DDM will continue to monitor and provide updates of any changes.

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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.