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TWO DISTURBANCES BEING MONITORED… RESIDENTS URGED TO MONITOR THE ATLANTIC

TWO DISTURBANCES BEING MONITORED… RESIDENTS URGED TO MONITOR THE ATLANTIC

September 11, 2019143Views

11TH September 2019 – The National Hurricane Centre continues to monitor a number of tropical systems in the Atlantic, however disturbances 2 and 3 are of immediate interest to the British Virgin Islands.

Disturbance 3 is along 20W. It is moving slowly to the west. The system is disorganized though does contain some modest rotation. A continued westward motion is expected over the next 5 days. By Monday, the disturbance may be near or over the Lesser Antilles. It is during the early part of next week that the system may find itself under more favorable conditions. In about 6-7 days, the system could track near Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and the southern Bahamas.

If the system were to track near Puerto Rico as indicated by forecasters, the system may pose a threat to the British Virgin Islands. Residents and visitors should continue to monitor the system in the coming days

Disturbance 2 is along 50W or over 800 miles from the BVI. The system is steadily weakening as it tracks west-southwest. Chance of further development remains at 20 percent.

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