By Friday, possibly through Sunday cloudiness and shower activity will significantly increase across the area as a surface trough will combine with an upper level low. Some of the showers will likely be moderate to locally heavy at times, accompanied by scattered thunderstorms.
Winds will also increase to near 28 mph during that time especially during heavier showers. The system also has the potential to generate strong tropical wave to tropical depression like features. Residents should therefore exercise caution under such circumstances.
Sea swells will increase late Friday into Sunday, peaking at 9ft along coastal areas. A small craft warning will become necessary during that time.
The territory has experienced increased showers over the past week leaving some areas saturated. Residents should be prepared in the event Flash Flood Watches or Warnings have to be issued at short notice.
The DDM will continue to monitor the system and provide updates when necessary. Visit the DDM website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BVIDDM.
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.