October 15th 2018 – The National Weather Service has indicated that a tropical wave will increase the chance for rainfall activity especially across the surrounding waters. Local and diurnal effects could aid in the development of strongest activity during the afternoon hours. Urban and minor of low lying areas are still possible with the heaviest activity. A tropical wave will increase moisture once again and the development of showers and thunderstorms over the islands and across the Caribbean waters by Wednesday. Drier air fills in during the second part of the week and diurnally induced afternoon convection is expected over the western sections of the island.
Across the regional waters, mariners should continue to experience showers and thunderstorms across the local waters through this afternoon. Gusty winds can be expected across this activity. Winds are forecast to increase by this afternoon; therefore mariners should expect an increase on seas up to 6 feet in some of the marine zones, mainly across the Caribbean and Atlantic waters.
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the systems and provide updates accordingly.
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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.