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TWO TROPICAL DISTURBANCES IN THE ATLANTIC

TWO TROPICAL DISTURBANCES IN THE ATLANTIC

July 17, 20171463Views

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Disturbance1 is located near 10.3N, 48.9W, or about 730 miles ESE of Barbados. The disturbance is moving westward near 13 mph. A slightly faster forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. Late tomorrow, the system is forecast to move through the Windward Islands. Gusty winds are likely for the Windward Islands, along with heavy rainfall. The disturbance has become a little better organized. A small area of low pressure appears to have formed. Environmental conditions are marginal for further development. The disturbance has a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or a tropical storm before it reaches the Caribbean. Once it moves into the Caribbean, the system should encounter less favorable environmental conditions and may weaken at that time.

Disturbance 2 has formed along 37.5W. This system is moving to the west-northwest near 15 mph. This general motion should continue for the next few days. There does not appear to be any threat to land areas. There is a large area of squalls associated with this disturbance. In addition, some of the forecast models are indicating that the system could become a depression or a tropical storm within the next couple of days. There is a 30 percent chance of development. After the middle of the week, this system is also expected to encounter unfavorable environmental conditions and this too may weaken later this week.

The DDM will continue to monitor the disturbances and advise the public accordingly. Please visit our website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/.

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.

 

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department of disaster Management#3 Wailing Road MacNamara

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Ph. 284-468-4200 Fax: 284-494-2024

E-Mail: bviddm@surfbvi.com

 

 

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.