12th April 2011 – An upper level trough stretching from South America to just north of the Territory is creating cloudy conditions while a low level trough in the vicinity of the Southern Lesser Antilles is creating unstable weather conditions which have led to torrential rain and flooding in the Windward Islands. According to the Antigua Met Office, the present forecast calls for minimal, if any, shower activity within the next 36 hours.
The trough is moving gradually east north east therefore increasing the possibility for showers in the Territory. At present none of the heavy showers, now affecting the Windward Islands is forecast for the Territory; however, as days progress the Antigua Met Office will continue to monitor the conditions and adjust forecasts as necessary.
The Department of Disaster Management is encouraging persons to monitor the situation and to be prepared should the heavy showers begin to approach our area. Persons in areas prone to flooding should pay close attention for any sudden changes in weather conditions.
The DDM will continue to monitor the weather conditions and advise the public accordingly. Visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe to receive updates.
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.