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UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE VI

UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE VI

March 8, 20171611Views

The Virgin Islands experienced a very rainy Tuesday due to the passing of a frontal trough which is gradually moving  away from the territory. Disaster Management weather station located at Hannah’s recorded .35 inches of rain with gusts of 16 mph. a low temperature of 69 degrees was also recorded early this morning at approximately 5am and a relatively cool temperature between 71 – 75 degrees was recorded throughout the day. Seas were rough with swells peaking as much as 14 feet, resulting in advisories being issued for small craft and sea bathers. The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service expect these conditions to persist into tomorrow with a gradual improvement later in the afternoon.

Tonight’s forecast is expected to by cloudy with a chance of few passing showers with the same conditions tomorrow mostly during the early part of the day. Winds will be from the North East to East North East 14 -22 kts and reaching up to 26 knots over coastal waters and gusting in showers. Seas will remain very rough with swells 8 to 10 feet with warnings remaining in place for small craft operators and sea bathers.

Residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution while driving due to slippery roads and low visibility in showers. Mariners as well as sea bathers are encouraged to adhere to the advisories and exercise safety by not venturing to far offshore in small vessels and refrain from swimming at beaches where flags have indicated it is not safe to do so.  Persons who which to subscribe for updates can visit the DDM website at bviddm.com and join us on Facebook at 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.