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UPDATE: TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 1 SHOWING SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT

UPDATE: TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 1 SHOWING SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT

November 12, 20181955Views

12th November 2018 – The National Hurricane Centre continues to monitor Tropical Disturbance one. The disturbance now has a 50 percent chance of development in 48 hours.

The National Hurricane Centre has indicated that a vigorous tropical wave located about 200 miles east of the Leeward Islands is producing a large area of disturbed weather over much of the western tropical Atlantic Ocean. Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased and become a little more concentrated this morning, and environmental conditions are forecast to gradually become more conducive for the development of a tropical depression or a tropical storm during the next day or so.  The disturbance is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward for the next few days, passing near or north of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and the southeastern Bahamas.  Interests in these areas should closely monitor the progress of this system.

The Virgin Islands

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has been issuing alert statements for the Virgin Islands in conjunction with updates through the DDM. The system is expected to pass near or north of the Virgin Islands late Tuesday into Thursday based on the present forecast. Residents are encouraged to monitor the system until it clears the area.

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 that have the potential or are affecting the Territory.

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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.