Tropical Weather Update

Tropical Weather Update

August 19, 2023201Views

As we approach the peak of the Hurricane season the Atlantic has become very active with a series of disturbances in the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

As we can see there are four areas of disturbances across the main development region. The main concern to the Virgin Islands and the one that’s closest to the eastern Caribbean is 饾棗饾椂饾榾饾榿饾槀饾椏饾棷饾棶饾椈饾棸饾棽#饾煰 (饾棓饾棢 饾煹饾煬)

This system is expected to develop at a reasonable rate over the next couple days. What this means for the Virgin Islands is that we should be expecting some degree of rainfall beginning as early as Sunday and could extend up to Tuesday. Associated also with this disturbance could be some gusty winds that will affect marine conditions.

Models are split in decision as it relates to the exact tracking as it still a developing system. Nonetheless we should expect to be experiencing some rainfall starting from Sunday.

Residents should monitor these systems closely and work to complete any seasonal preparations in case this system develops into a threat for the Virgin Islands.

Meteorologist: Andrew Jackson and the DDM Information Team


Disturbance #1 (AL98) which is estimated located about 1700 plus miles East of the BVI. This disturbance is moving to the northwest at 10 mph and expected to track out to sea into the open Atlantic.

Disturbance #2 (AL 99) which is estimated located about 900 plus miles East-Southeast of the BVI. This disturbance is moving to the west-northwest at 10 mph. It has a chance of developing over the tropical Atlantic before moving to northeast of the Leeward Islands on Monday. There is a 50 percent chance of tropical development within this disturbance as it tracks out to sea northeast of the Caribbean.

Disturbance #3 (AL 90) which is estimated located about 627 miles South-Southeast of the BVI. This disturbance is expected to track northwestward across the northeast Caribbean islands between Sunday and Tuesday, there is a 20 perceent chance of development within the next 48 hours and then a 50 percent chance within the next week.

Disturbance #4 which is located West-northwestward of the BVI which is and will absolutely be no threat to the BVI.


饾棖饾椉饾椈饾榿饾椂饾椈饾槀饾棽 饾榿饾椉 饾棸饾椀饾棽饾棸饾椄 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾棗饾棗饾棤 饾棶饾椊饾椊 , 饾棛饾棶饾棸饾棽饾棷饾椉饾椉饾椄, 饾棞饾椈饾榾饾榿饾棶饾棿饾椏饾棶饾椇, 饾棫饾槃饾椂饾榿饾榿饾棽饾椏 饾椊饾棶饾棿饾棽饾榾 饾棶饾椈饾棻 饾椉饾槀饾椏 饾槃饾棽饾棷饾榾饾椂饾榿饾棽 饾槃饾槃饾槃.饾棷饾槂饾椂饾棻饾棻饾椇.饾棸饾椉饾椇/ 饾棻饾棶饾椂饾椆饾槅 饾棾饾椉饾椏 饾槀饾椊饾棻饾棶饾榿饾棽饾榾




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