7th December 2010 3PM – For the past few weeks the Virgin Islands has experienced dry conditions due to changes in the weather pattern as the 2010 hurricane season comes to a close. Although no widespread shower activity is expected, atmospheric conditions will become more unstable over the Territory due to low and mid level troughs in combination with increasing moisture levels. This could enhance the development of showers and thunderstorms across the region well into the early part of next week.
In the open Atlantic east and north of the islands, seas will be rough with peak swells of 8ft bringing a Small Craft Advisory into effect until Wednesday afternoon. Sea bathers along the western and northern coastlines should exercise extreme caution. In the Caribbean Sea west and south of the VI seas will be around 5 feet and much better for marine and bathing activities.
The Department of Disaster Management is advising the residents and visitors to monitor the weather conditions and the DDM website at www.bviddm.com for further updates.