19th September 2018 – The National Hurricane Centre has indicated that a tropical wave is located 46 degrees West or approximately 900 miles east of the Windward Islands.
The system is currently moving west. Forecasters have predicted that the system will be slow to developbefore experiencing unfavorable conditions moving in to the weekend.
Five day Tropical Outlook from the NHC indicates that the system will move on a West North West track which predicts that the system can be just East of the Leeward Islands in 5 to 6 days with a 20% chance of formation.
CURRENT SITUATION FOR THE BVI
A tropical wave is currently located over 1000 miles South East of the BVI. High level of uncertainty exists with the development of the system and its projected path.
The DDM will continue to monitor the system and provide updates.
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