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TROPICAL WAVE OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA BEING MONITORED

TROPICAL WAVE OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA BEING MONITORED

31ST August 2019 – The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) is presently monitoring a tropical wave which moved off the African Coast. This is system is around longitude 24 West, which would place it approximately over 2800 miles from the British Virgin Islands.  The wave could become a tropical depression next week as it moves west north westward across the Atlantic at a speed of 10 to 15 miles. The NHC has also indicated the possibility of this wave experiencing a ten percent chance of further development in two days and increasing this percentage to fifty percent in five days. The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor this system and provide updates where necessary.

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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.