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UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS PERSISTS FOR THE VI FLASH FLOOD WATCH MAYBE ISSUED

UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS PERSISTS FOR THE VI FLASH FLOOD WATCH MAYBE ISSUED

May 3, 2012538Views

May 3rd 2012Synopsis: According to the
Antigua Met Service
a low level trough continues to be the dominant weather feature
affecting the VI. This trough is expected to remain over the VI through
tomorrow and thus maintaining an unstable atmosphere over the islands. However,
a reduction of moisture at the lower levels is expected to briefly move across
the Leeward Islands early tomorrow before increasing once again in the
afternoon.

Wx: Tonight and Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms, some of which could be moderate to locally
heavy at times.

A flash flood watch may become necessary
for the VI tonight. A flash flood watch indicates that flash flooding is
possible in and close to the watch area. Those in the affected area are urged
to be ready to take quick action if a flash flood warning is issued or flooding
is observed.

 Winds: ESE at 6-12KT with lighter spells
overnight.

Seas: Moderate with peak swells at 1.5m or 5ft.

Barometric Pressure: Just above normal

Sunrise tomorrow:  5:50 am.

Sunset tomorrow:  6:41 pm.

Residents are
urged to monitor the weather conditions for any sudden changes. The DDM is
monitoring the weather conditions and will provide updates where necessary.
Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com
and subscribe for future upates.

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.