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60% chance of showers today, Sept 16, 2022- DDM

60% chance of showers today, Sept 16, 2022- DDM

The movement of Tropical Storm Fiona into the area later tonight, September 16, 2022, into tomorrow will lead to very unsettled weather conditions over and around the Virgin Islands (VI), as the territory remains under a Tropical Storm Watch during the forecast period, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has stated.

The weather today: Partly cloudy skies with a 60 percent or moderate chance of brief passing showers.

Weather tonight: Overcast and windy conditions with numerous showers, thunderstorms and strong gusty winds as Tropical Storm Fiona moves into the area after midnight.

Winds: East-northeast at 22 to 33 km/h or 14 to 21 mph initially, reaching as high as 56 to 72 km/h or 35 to 45 mph with gusts of 89 km/h or 55 mph during the passage of Tropical Storm Fiona.

Seas: 3.1 to 4.6 metres or 10 to 15 feet, with swells up to 2.4 metres or 8 feet.

On the forecast track, the center of Fiona is expected to move across the Leeward Islands tonight and early Saturday, and move near or just south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico late Saturday into Sunday.


Fiona update


At 5:00 am, the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was located near latitude 15.7 North, longitude 58.1 West, which is estimated at approximately 471 Miles SE of Road Town.

Fiona is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h). A westward motion with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected through Saturday night or early Sunday, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest later on Sunday.

On the forecast track, the center of Fiona is expected to move across the Leeward Islands tonight and early Saturday, and move near or just south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico late Saturday into Sunday.

Data from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is forecast during the next few days.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).

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