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TROPICAL SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT INCREASING

TROPICAL SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT INCREASING

July 17, 20171767Views

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TROPICAL WAVE

An approaching tropical wave will trigger some showers over the islands tonight into tomorrow. During the passing of the wave rough sea conditions are possible with moderate to locally rough swells 5 to 7 ft.  A caution is in place for a small craft operators and sea bathers.

TROPICAL STORM DON

Disturbance 1 has now been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Don. Information from the National Hurricane Centre has indicated as of 500 PM, the centre of Tropical Storm Don was located near latitude 11.2 North, longitude 52.6 West. Don is moving toward the west near 17 mph and this motion is expected to continue through Wednesday, with a gradual increase in forward speed. On the forecast track the centre of Don will move through the Windward Islands late Tuesday and Tuesday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the centre. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 MB.

DISTURBANCE 2

Disturbance 2 is located about 875 miles west- southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.  Some gradual development of this system is possible over the next few days while it moves slowly toward the west-northwest or northwest over the open Atlantic Ocean.

The DDM is urging residents to monitor the weather systems and make the necessary preparations. The DDM will continue to monitor the systems provide updates where necessary. Please visit the DDM’s website and subscribe for updates at www.bviddm.com or join us on facebook at https://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.