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TWO DISTURBANCES EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES

TWO DISTURBANCES EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES

August 19, 2014524Views
Residents of the British Virgin Islands are being encouraged to take note of two disturbances which are currently east of the Lesser Antilles. 
An area of low pressure is now noted near 11.5N 48.5W and is moving to the west at 10 to 15 knots. Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are associated with this system and they are disorganised. Dry air near this system is expected to continue to be an inhibiting factor. 
A tropical wave is now noted along 38W and south of 17N and is moving to the west at 10 to 15 knots. Widely scattered storms are associated with this wave and these are disorganized at this time. Dry air is expected to be an inhibiting factor for this system as well. 
Presently, neither system is a threat to the Virgin Islands however; residents should monitor both systems in the event of any sudden change. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor both systems and provide updates accordingly. Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for 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.