January 6, 20162241Views

Synopsis: A moderate to fresh trade wind flow generated by a ridge of high pressure could transport pockets of low level moisture across the area and increase the chances for some shower activity today and tonight.

Wx: Partly cloudy skies today and tonight becoming locally cloudy at times with some widely scattered morning and overnight showers.

Winds: ESE-SE at 14-20kts..

Seas: Moderate to rough, swells 1.5-2.4m or 5-8ft. Warnings remain in place for small craft operators and sea bathers against rough sea conditions..

Atmospheric Pressure: Above normal.

Sunset today:  5:57 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:49 am.


North Swell expected to build tomorrow afternoon and last for several days…

Beach Safety Flags – Wednesday 6th January 2016 – 7:45am

Red Flags are flying at Trunk Bay & Rogues Bay.

Yellow Flags are flying at Smuggler’s Cove, Long Bay (Tortola), Cappoon’s Bay, Cane Garden Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Josiah’s Bay, Lambert Beach, Little Bay, Long Bay (Beef Island) & The Baths NPT.

Lifeguard on Duty at Josiah’s Bay 9am to 4pm

For more beach safety information visit

RED FLAG –                Danger – No Swimming. (The Baths Mooring Field Closed).
YELLOW FLAG –       
Caution – Weak Swimmers are discouraged from entering the water.
PURPLE FLAG –        
Marine Life Warning i.e. Jellyfish.

Beach Safety Flag warnings, are current for the day of issue and may change accordingly, if the conditions exist to the following day another warning will be issued for that day. Liability for loss of business or otherwise is not accepted by your having taken the above safety advice.

The DDM will continue to monitor the system and provide updates when necessary. Visit the DDM website at and subscribe for updates, visit our Facebook page at

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.