The Department of Disaster Management/National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) is currently monitoring two tropical waves in the Atlantic.

A tropical wave is located 580 miles to the East-Northeast of the Leeward Islands along 53 degrees west. It is moving to the north-northwest at 18 miles per hour.  The disturbance is turning northward and weakening. This disturbance is no longer expected to develop and is not expected to pose any threat to land.

A second tropical wave is located over 1500 miles to the east of Trinidad along 38 degrees west. It is moving to the west-northwest at 27 miles per hour. Environmental conditions will not be favorable for tropical storm development over the next several days. There is a low (10 percent) chance of development over the next seven days. This wave is projected to move across the British Virgin Islands, on Saturday increasing shower and thunderstorm activity. Residents are encouraged to monitor the progress of the tropical wave as it approaches the Territory.

Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website ( 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.