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UPDATE:UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE VI;FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR VI

UPDATE:UNSTABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE VI;FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR VI

November 1, 2011642Views
The Antigua Met Office has issued a FLash Flood Watch for the Virgin Islands until 12 midday.A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding in flood prone areas where grounds are saturated and when the possibility for heavy downpours to occur in areas with poor drainage. 
If conditions such as heavy downpours persist, residents and visitors are asked to exercise caution when driving as roadways can become impassible due to large volumes of water on roads and falling rocks.  When operating small crafts at sea, operators are asked to excercise caution since some squalls associated with these type of conditions can impair visibility when sailing and create rough seas at very short notice. The Original forecast still stands.
Synopsis: A trough system will cause some more unsettled weather across the area over the next 24 hours. Some showers are likely to be heavy and could cause minor flooding.
Today: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Chance of showers and thunderstorms is 80%.
Tonight: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Chance of showers and thunderstorms is 70%.
Winds: The winds, both over land and open waters, will be southeast at 4 to 10 knots today and calm tonight.
Seas: The seas will be moderate with peak swells of 1.5 metres or 5 feet.
Barometric Pressure: The pressure is above normal.
Sunset today:  5:45 pm.
Sunrise tomorrow:  6:19 am.
 
 The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the weather conditions and provide updates accordingly. Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe to the notification link to receive further updates.

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Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number
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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
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