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UPDATE: TROPICAL WAVE SLOWLY MOVING WNW

UPDATE: TROPICAL WAVE SLOWLY MOVING WNW

August 9, 20175721Views

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service and the Department of Disaster Management continue to monitor the progression of a tropical wave (Invest 99L/Disturbance1).

The wave is approximately 481 miles east south east of the Virgin Islands and is expected to move into the area sometime late tomorrow or Friday.  As a result the system can produce periods of increased cloudiness with a high chance for scattered showers and a moderate chance for isolated thunderstorms. Some showers could be moderate to locally heavy at times and these conditions are expected to linger across the area into Friday. Thereafter dry and stable conditions are expected to return to the area as a high pressure ridge becomes dominant once again.

Given the possibility for rainfall during the rest of the week, the DDM encourages all individuals to continue taking precautionary measures to reduce the likelihood of flooding in and around their properties.

The Territory is still already saturated from the previous rains and any addition could potentially worsen the conditions on the ground.

Road crews from the Public Works Department and crews from the BVI Electricity Corporation continue to clear roadways and restore electricity across the Territory.

The DDM will continue to monitor this weather system and provide updates when they become available.

Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website (bviddm.com) and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.

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.