Trough Causing Unstable Weather Across The Territory

Trough Causing Unstable Weather Across The Territory

May 11, 20171913Views

May 11, 2017 – The British Virgin Islands is being affected by unstable weather conditions (rain, thunderstorms and lightning) generated by a persistent trough.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services in its latest forecast has indicated that skies will be cloudy with scattered showers today and tonight and isolated thunderstorms could also continue.

Due to the inclement weather, motorists are being advised to exercise extreme caution and be mindful of rocks which may have fallen onto the roads.

As it stands, Public Works Department is monitoring the hillsides and roadways and addressing areas affected by rock fall.

The forecast also states that winds are east south east to south east (ESE-SE) at 6 to 12 knots and the sea conditions are currently moderate with 5 feet waves.

Atmospheric pressure is below normal.

The DDM will continue to monitor these conditions and provide updates.

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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.