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WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE VI; FLASH FLOOD WATCH MAY BE ISSUED

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE VI; FLASH FLOOD WATCH MAY BE ISSUED

May 4, 2012782Views

May 4th 2012 – Synopsis:
According to the Antigua Met Service, a trough coupled with the abundance of
moisture, will remain the dominant feature that will affect weather conditions
over the VI today and tonight. Shower activity will be at its highest over and
around the islands later this afternoon due to day-time heating.

A flash flood watch may
become necessary later today due to the likelihood of heavier downpours.
A flash flood watch indicates that flash
flooding is possible in and close to the watch area. Those in the affected area
are urged to be ready to take quick action if a flash flood warning is issued
or flooding is observed.

Wx: This morning: Partly
cloudy to locally cloudy with widely scattered showers

This afternoon: Becoming
increasingly cloudy with scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms are possible
but mainly over and around Barbuda.

 Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers
possible

Winds: Today: ESE-SE at
6-14kts but will become lighter this afternoon: Tonight: Variable with speeds
less than 3kts and becoming calm at times.

Seas: Slight to moderate
1-1.5m or 3-5ft.

Barometric Pressure: A little
below normal

Sunset today:  6:41 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  5:49 am.

Residents are urged to monitor the weather conditions for any sudden
changes. The DDM is monitoring the weather conditions and will provide updates
where necessary. Please visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for future 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.