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UNSETTLED WEATHER PERSISTS ACROSS THE REGION

UNSETTLED WEATHER PERSISTS ACROSS THE REGION

May 31, 2019184Views

31ST May 2019 – A low level trough and abundant moisture continues to intensify unsettled weather across the region. Showers and thunderstorms remain south of the British Virgin Islands, and have the potential to impact us as they are expected to shift further north east. These showers have affected much of the Leeward Islands and a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for those Islands until 8pm. A Flash Flood Watch may be issued for the British Virgin Islands tomorrow if heavier showers are anticipated in our vicinity.  

Residents are encouraged to monitor weather conditions for any sudden changes. Persons living in areas prone to flooding should safeguard important items from water damage and be prepared to leave the area in case of flooding. Persons in low-lying areas should check their property to ensure there is adequate run off and clear all drains of debris.

Persons at home and abroad are encouraged to download the DDM’s Alert app in the Apple App store or Google Play store to receive updates of any hazards affecting the Territory.

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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.