11th November 2018 – The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) is monitoring a tropical wave several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
The National Hurricane Centre has stated that satellite data indicates that a tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles is gradually becoming better defined and continues to produce strong gusty winds mainly to the east of the disturbance. Although no significant development of this system is expected during the next day or two, conditions are forecast to become a little more conducive by Tuesday, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form during the middle of the week while the system moves near or north of the Leeward Islands, The Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the southeastern Bahamas.
The National Hurricane Centre has given the disturbance a fifty percent or medium chance of formation within five days.
The Virgin Islands
Residents are encouraged to monitor the system as it has the potential to produce unsettling weather conditions across the area. As more generalized information becomes available the DDM will provide updates.
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Image credited to the National Hurricane Centre. Image represents the Five Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook
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