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TWO TROPICAL DEPRESSIONS FORM IN THE ATLANTIC…MULTIPLE SYSTEMS BEING MONITORED

TWO TROPICAL DEPRESSIONS FORM IN THE ATLANTIC…MULTIPLE SYSTEMS BEING MONITORED

September 7, 2020144Views

7th September 2020 – The National Hurricane Centre is monitoring 4 Tropical Systems in the Atlantic. Disturbance 2 is south southwest of Bermuda. Two depressions have formed in the eastern Atlantic and Disturbance 3 is to emerge off the west coast of Africa. None of the tropical systems are threat to the British Virgin Islands at this time but we will continue to monitor the systems for any changes.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 17

At 500 AM, the center of Tropical Depression Seventeen was located near latitude 17.3 North, longitude 42.1 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days with a gradual increase in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slow strengthening is forecast over the next few days, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 18

At 500 AM, the center of Tropical Depression Eighteen was located near latitude 15.2 North, longitude 20.3 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 12 mph, and this general motion with some increase in forward speed is expected over the next few days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm later today or tonight.

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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.