Current Location: 19.8N/65.2W
Geographic Reference: 115 miles NNE of Puerto Rico
Movement: West-Northwest at 9 mph
Maximum Winds: 60 mph gusting to 75 mph
5:00pm–Maria will continue to the west northwest this afternoon
through early Tuesday. On Tuesday, the storm will shift to the north and should
then begin to accelerate to the northeast Wednesday evening. The track takes it
between Bermuda and the United States. On Friday, Maria could track over
eastern Newfoundland. Forecasters have average confidence in this track.
As Maria moves out of the area spiral bands from the system will
increase the potential for showers and thunderstorms possibly heavy at times to occur. For that reason the Flash Flood Watch has been extended until 6am
tomorrow Monday. A Flash flood watch is issued
when conditions are favorable for flash flooding in flood-prone areas where
grounds are already saturated from recent rains.
Due to squall like conditions and gusting winds
associated with Maria the Small Craft
Advisory remains in effect until 6am
Residents and visitors should continue to monitor the weather conditions
in the event the Flash Flood Watch
has to be upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning at short notice.
The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the
weather conditions and provide updates accordingly. Please visit the DDM’s
website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe to the 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.