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UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE TERRITORY

UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE TERRITORY

May 16, 2012664Views

16TH May 2012Synopsis: A weak trough in the lower sections of the atmosphere is
attracting enough moisture to support cloudy periods across the northeast
Caribbean. Satellite wind data suggest that the surface to low level trough is
moving across the Leeward Islands and is being enhanced by an upper level
trough providing favorable upper level out-flow just over the eastern sections
of the Northeastern Caribbean.

 It is expected that the moisture across both the
Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands combined with favorable upper
level out-flow will remain over the area until tomorrow. The chance for cloudy
skies and some showers as a result is expected and some heavy downpours along
with thunderstorm or two is possible tonight

Winds: East
and east southeast 11 – 17 Kts.

Seas: Slight
to moderate; swells 4 – 6 Ft or 1.2 – 1.8 M.

Barometric Pressure: Above normal

Sunset today:  6:45 pm.

The DDM will continue
to monitor the weather conditions and advise the public accordingly. Visit the
DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe to receive updates. 
 

 


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interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI
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