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WARNINGS STILL IN EFFECT FOR THE BVI DUE TO HAZARDOUS SEA CONDITIONS

WARNINGS STILL IN EFFECT FOR THE BVI DUE TO HAZARDOUS SEA CONDITIONS

January 29, 20181371Views

29th January 2018 – SynopsisMoisture from an old frontal boundary coupled with the effects of the strong low-level winds will continue to support an favorable environment for brief showers over the Leewards and BVI today. These conditions will improve by tonight. Meanwhile, dangerous marine conditions continue around these islands; Hence warnings remain firmly in place .

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy with occasional brief showers

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a moderate chance of a brief evening shower

Winds: East-northeast at average speeds between 28-37km/h or 15-20 knots over land increasing to an average between 18-25knots over coastal waters and elevated terrain and gusting higher in squally conditions mainly over coastal waters today . Winds will begin to subside beginning tonight.

Seas: Very rough with heights between 10-14ft or 3.1-4.3m. Warnings for small craft operators and sea bathers remain in effect against dangerous marine conditions and mariners are advised to avoid the waters mainly around the islands from Puerto Rico to the Windwards. Seas will begin to slowly subside by tonight.

Sunset today:  6:11 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:36 am.

Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website at   bviddm.com) 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.