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Unsettled Weather May Result In Flash Flood Advisory For The Territory Tonight Or Tomorrow!

Unsettled Weather May Result In Flash Flood Advisory For The Territory Tonight Or Tomorrow!

September 3, 20161491Views

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated that a flash flood advisory may become necessary later tonight or tomorrow, given the anticipation of heavy shower activity.

The advisory may be issued as an approaching area of disturbed weather will move over the islands later this evening into tonight, causing unsettled weather conditions and a high chance of showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds across the area during the next 24 hours.

In their latest weather forecast, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services said mostly cloudy skies can be expected tonight becoming overcast tomorrow with periods of scattered showers, some of which could be moderate to heavy at times accompanied by isolated thunderstorms and gusty winds later this evening into tonight and tomorrow. A flash flood advisory may therefore become necessary later tonight or tomorrow, given the anticipation of heavy shower activity.

Winds: ENE at 16-24kts (30-45km/h) gusting to 32kts (59km/h) in near gale force conditions during heavier showers and squalls.
Seas: Rough, swells 2.1-3.1m or 7-10ft. A firm warning remains in place for small craft operators and sea bathers against hazardous sea conditions.

The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the weather and advise the public accordingly. Please visit our website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/