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TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE BVI

TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE BVI

November 5, 20153585Views

The atmosphere over the Northeastern Caribbean is becoming progressively unstable as a mid to upper level low lingers over the area. The instability and moisture in the atmosphere are likely to peak on Saturday when a westward moving tropical wave enters the area. Around this time, heavy showers and thunderstorms are anticipated.
On Saturday evening into Monday, the bulk of the thunderstorm and shower activity will shift west into the British Virgin Islands but some remnant moisture and instability in the atmosphere over the Leeward Islands could still trigger some showers and thunderstorms.
Winds: An easterly windflow will prevail for the next two days with speeds reaching near 20mph at times with higher gusts. However, on Sunday through to Monday, the flow will veer to the east-southeast with speeds peaking at 17mph.
Seas: Locally rough seas are expected for the next three days. Waves will peak to near
8 feet and hence small craft warnings will be in effect. However, on Monday, the sea heights are anticipated to drop to about 5 feet on average.
The DDM will continue to monitor the system and provide updates when necessary. Visit the DDM website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BVIDDM.
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.