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TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE TERRITORY

TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE TERRITORY

June 29, 20161424Views

Synopsis: A relatively strong ridge of high pressure dominating all levels of the atmosphere will continue to bring dry and stable air into the Northeast Caribbean for the next 24 hours. However, by Thursday night and continuing into early Sunday morning, a fairly active tropical wave bringing some instability
and moisture into the region will heighten the chance of showers and thunderstorms across the islands. Periods of heavy showers are likely on Saturday when the instability and moisture is expected to peak.

Winds: A moderate to fresh easterly wind flow will prevail for the entire forecast period. Speeds could to peak to near 18 knots on Sunday.

Seas: Normal and safe seas are expected for the next two days with swells/waves not exceeding 5 feet or 1.5 meters. However, a fresh wind surge accompanying a tropical wave on Saturday and Sunday will cause the seas to become somewhat dangerous. Waves/swells are anticipated to peak to near 8 feet or 2.4 meters.

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.