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UPDATE:SIGNIFICANT THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP WEST OF DISTURBANCE 23

UPDATE:SIGNIFICANT THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP WEST OF DISTURBANCE 23

July 31, 2011427Views

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A second
area of showers and thunderstorms has formed to the west of the main
disturbance and will bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions
of the lesser Antilles tonight. 
Conditions are expected to remain favorable for a Tropical Depression
or Tropical Storm to form and this system has A high chance of becoming a
tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves west-northwestward near
15 Mph.  If the system becomes a
tropical cyclone tonight or Monday Tropical Storm Watches or Warnings would
be issued for portions Of the Northern Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands
on very short notice.

 

Interests
in the Virgin Islands should continue monitor the progress of this system for
any sudden changes as it may pose a threat to the territory. The DDM is also encouraging
persons to make the necessary preparations if they have not already done so.
Waiting until formal watches and warnings to be issued can be too late for
some individuals depending on where the system develops. The 2011 hurricane
season is projected to be very active. Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe to the DDM’s
notification link.

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Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information
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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.