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Monday, Jul 06, 2020

Tropical wave affecting BVI

Tropical wave affecting BVI

The British Virgin Islands is currently experiencing unstable weather conditions, which is the result of a ‘weak tropical wave’ passing over or near the territory.
A May 28 weather advisory from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), said the tropical wave “could generate a few more cloudy periods with a moderate chance of showers across the islands over the next 24 hours”.

Following the 24-hour period, weather conditions are expected to be mostly cloudy with a low chance of showers, the DDM said further.

This tropical wave comes days before the start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is predicted to be ‘above normal’.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting a likely range of 13 to 19 named storms, six to 10 of which could become hurricanes. The forecast includes three to six major hurricanes that could be category three, four or five strength with winds of 111 miles per hour or higher.

The BVI has been experiencing heavy downpours and thunderstorm activity for the last few hours.

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