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TROPICAL WAVE AFFECTING THE VI…SECOND WAVE TO FOLLOW THIS WEEKEND

TROPICAL WAVE AFFECTING THE VI…SECOND WAVE TO FOLLOW THIS WEEKEND

August 5, 20161328Views

Synopsis: Remnant moisture and instability associated with a tropical wave which has exited the area to the west is producing some brief passing showers across the islands this morning. However, a second tropical approaching the islands from the east will increase shower and thunderstorms activity starting Friday evening and peaking on Saturday. Ridge of high pressure dominating with a lot of dry and stable air on Sunday into Monday will keep the chance of showers low across the islands.

Winds: An easterly windflow will prevail for the next 24 hours followed by a southeasterly flow for the next two days. Speeds will range between 08 and 16kts over land and could peak to near 18kts over coastal waters.

Seas: Seas will gradually return to normal with waves/swells peaking to near 6 feet or 1.8 meters at times. Small craft operators should exercise caution on Friday in the coastal waters east of the islands.

The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the systems and advise the public accordingly. Please visit our website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/