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TROPICAL WAVE/INVEST 99L MOVING CLOSER TO THE LESSER ANTILLES

TROPICAL WAVE/INVEST 99L MOVING CLOSER TO THE LESSER ANTILLES

August 22, 20161671Views

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) continues to monitor tropical waves, Invest 99L and Invest 90L which are both moving west to west-northwest at 15 to 20mph.

At 2:00p.m., Invest 99L located about 750 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Nearby dry air is expected to slow development during the next couple of days while the disturbance moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph.

Forecasters still think Invest 99L will affect the Northern Leeward Islands and the Virgin Islands and have encouraged close monitoring of the system.

Environmental conditions could become more favorable for development late this week when the system is expected to move near Hispaniola and the southeastern and central Bahamas.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system on Tuesday, if necessary.

Invest 90L is centered about 300 miles southwest of the southern Cape Verde Islands. The associated showers and thunderstorms are well organized. However, recent satellite data suggests the system has not yet developed a well-defined circulation. Invest 90L could form into a tropical depression at any time tonight or on Tuesday as the system moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.

Residents are urged to monitor the systems and make preparations in the event the Virgin Islands were to be affected.
The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the systems and advise the public accordingly. Please visit our website atwww.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or join us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/

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.