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Forecasters say ‘choppy’ VI waters today, November 20, 2018

-small craft advisory in effect-DDM
Forecasters say ‘choppy’ VI waters today, November 20, 2018; small craft advisory in effect-DDM. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Small craft/boat operators are being cautioned to avoid the seas today, November 20, 2018, since conditions exists which will create ‘choppy’ sea conditions in addition to accompanying waves reaching “1.8 to 2.4 metres or 6 to 8 feet.”

This, according to a missive issued earlier today, by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) which said, “the wind will maintain choppy seas across the area."

Meanwhile, "a surge of moisture associated with a surface trough, will increase the chance of showers across the islands today.”

It was noted that the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, has indicated an Atlantic surface high pressure will continue to generate a moderate wind flow across the region.

Forecasters say that the Virgin Islands (VI) can expect cloudy spells during the course of the day, with a 40 per cent, or moderate chance of showers.

The weather tonight is forecast to be partly cloudy, with a 20 per cent, or 'slight' chance of showers, while winds are expected to reach speeds of, 19 to 33 km/h or 10 -18 knots.

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