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UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO PERSIST OVER THE WEEKEND

UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO PERSIST OVER THE WEEKEND

October 12, 2018485Views

12TH October 2018

The National Weather Service has indicated that unstable weather conditions are expected to persist through the weekend as abundant moisture will interact with an upper- level Trough just to the north of the region.  Therefore, periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms may affect portions of the islands during the overnight and early morning hours, followed by the development of enhanced shower and thunderstorm activity in isolated areas during the afternoon.

Given that the soils remain saturated, urban and small stream flooding as well as rock fall will remain possible in areas of steep terrain.

A tropical wave is still forecast to move across the region Sunday through Monday.

Seas will continue to range mainly 4 to 6 feet across the Atlantic waters and local passages. Small craft operators are urged to exercise caution across these waters.

Elsewhere, seas are expected to range between 1 to 5 feet. Winds will continue from the east to southeast between 10 and 15 knots.

The DDM will continue to monitor weather conditions and provide updates accordingly.

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.

You can also visit the DDM’s webpage at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or like 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.