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TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE TERRITORY

TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE TERRITORY

September 2, 20182216Views

September 2nd 2018 – The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated that  moisture ahead of a weak tropical wave will move over the BVI today; however the axis of the wave will not pass until early tomorrow, at which time it will increase the chance of showers over these islands further.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services states that there is a moderate chance for showers this evening becoming more frequent tomorrow. Winds are from the East North-East between 9 to 18 miles with seas not expected to exceed 5 feet.

As the ground is heavily saturated, additional rainfall could increase the chances of flash flooding in the event heavy downpours become consistent.

Residents are encouraged to take the necessary precautions to help mitigate the effects of excess rainfall. Use caution when crossing ponded roads and be aware of falling rocks.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will provide more information on the wave as it becomes available. Please visit the DDM’s webpage at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm. You can also download the DDM Alert app for the android app store and apple app store  to receive updates as well.

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.