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TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

The government of Antigua has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the British Virgin Islands.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24 hours.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Puerto Rico

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Samana

27th August 2019 – At 1100 PM, the centre of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 16.0 North, longitude 63.0 West.  Dorian is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through Thursday.  On the forecast track, the center of Dorian will move across the northeastern Caribbean Sea overnight, pass over or near Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and move near or just east of eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night. Dorian is forecast to move near or to the east of the Turks and Caicos and the southeastern Bahamas on Thursday night, and near or to the east of the central Bahamas on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours, and Dorian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it approaches Puerto Rico on Wednesday.  Some weakening is expected after Dorian moves across the higher terrain of Puerto Rico.  Dorian is expected to gradually re-strengthen on Thursday and Friday while passing near or to the east of the Turks and Caicos and southeastern and central Bahamas.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the centre.

The minimum central pressure reported by the Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 1006 mb.

Impact on the British Virgin Islands

  • British Virgin Islands can possibly experience tropical storm conditions on Wednesday
  • Rainfall estimates in the range of 1 – 3 inches with isolated amounts of 4 inches are possible in some areas.

What to do

Keep monitoring the system as it progresses further north westward for any change in its path and intensity.

Monitor the DDM on social media and other mediums

Persons can also download the Alert app in the Apple App store or Google Play store to receive updates of any hazards affecting the Territory.

You can also visit the DDM’s webpage at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm.

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.