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TROPICAL WAVE AND DISTURBANCE 1 BEING MONITORED

TROPICAL WAVE AND DISTURBANCE 1 BEING MONITORED

August 28, 20171424Views

A tropical wave is located along 64W, or just to the North East of the Leeward Islands. It is moving to the West-North West near 20 mph. The wave is generating some disorganized squalls, which are affecting some of the islands in the Leeward Islands. Reports from the Antigua & Barbuda Meteorological Service indicated that a few showers occurred over Anguilla. The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has remained relatively stable however as the tropical wave  continues to move North West there is still chance for showers to potentially affect the BVI later tonight into early tomorrow morning.

Disturbance 1 has moved into the eastern Atlantic. The strong disturbance is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms that is showing some signs of organization. This system will move to the west or west-northwest at about 15 mph across the tropical Atlantic during the next week. The disturbance is likely to gradually become better organized over the next few days. It is too early to determine the track and intensity, as the system approaches the Leeward Islands. The chance of development over the next 5 days is 80 percent.

Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website (bviddm.com) and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.

image credited to the National Hurricane Centre