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TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE TERRITORY

TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE TERRITORY

August 15, 2011522Views

Synopsis: A ridge of high pressure will keep the atmosphere
across the area relatively dry and stable for today into tonight. By later
tonight and tomorrow, a tropical wave will gradually move into the area and
increase the instability in the atmosphere.

Wx: Skies will be generally fair to partly cloudy today and
early tonight with a few isolated showers. By later tonight and early tomorrow,
skies will become increasingly cloudy with scattered showers and a slight
chance of a few isolated thunderstorms developing. Some showers could be
locally heavy at times.

Winds: ENE at 12-18kts, with higher gusts in heavier showers.

Seas: Slight to moderate, peaking at 1.4m or 4ft today becoming
moderate to locally rough later tonight, swells 1.5-2.4m or 5-8ft. A warning is
now in place for both small craft operators and sea bathers against adverse sea
conditions.

Barometric Pressure: Well below normal.

Sunset today:  6:45 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:01 am.

 

The Department
of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the weather conditions
and provide updates accordingly. Persons can visit the DDM’s website at
www.bviddm.com and subscribe to their notification link to receive further
updates.

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.