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TROPICAL WAVE EXPECTED TO CREATE UNSTABLE CONDITIONS IN THE TERRITORY

TROPICAL WAVE EXPECTED TO CREATE UNSTABLE CONDITIONS IN THE TERRITORY

September 3, 20181199Views

September 3rd 2018 – The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated that a tropical wave will continue to enhance unstable weather conditions across the territory today as it crosses the area. As a result, conditions can become cloudy with a high chance of showers and a moderate chance of thunderstorms.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has also indicated that conditions are expected to be similar this evening with a high chance of showers and thunderstorms as well. Winds will be from the south east 8 to 12 knots and seas are expected to be in the range of 2 to 4 feet as much as 5 feet in the offshore Atlantic.

Residents are reminded that the territory is very saturated and additional rainfall can create ponding of road and make areas with unstable soil and hillsides with lose rocks a bit more hazardous. Caution should be exercised when passing such areas.

Visibility can be obstructed during squalls or heavy downpours.  Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution while driving on land and mariners are encouraged to exercise caution  sailing at sea.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated that rainfall amounts can exceed 10mm (0.39) inches during the forecast period. In the event these conditions change updated forecasts will be issued.

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.