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More bad weather expected today into the weekend

August 16th, 2017 | Tags: bad weather DDM disturbance thunderstorms
Rain clouds above Sage Mountain, Tortola today, August 16, 2017. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Based on the forecasts from the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced that there is the strong possibility that the Virgin Islands will experience rainfall and thunderstorms, beginning form today Wednesday August 16, 2017, extending into the weekend.

Recent forecast from Antigua & Barbuda Meteorological Services indicted that a tropical wave, with strong winds, is expected to affect the territory today and Thursday August 17, 2017 and possibly into the weekend. The tropical wave may create an unstable environment resulting in cloudy skies, showers and thunderstorms.

Following the tropical weather that is approaching the territory, DDM stated that a second system is expected to cause similar unstable weather by Friday August 18, 2017 and extend into Saturday.

DDM further announced that two other disturbances that are forming in the Atlantic are currently being monitored as they are producing disorganised showers and thunderstorms.

It was reported that the two disturbances have a 30 percent chance of developing over the next seven days. As a result, the department is urging residents to monitor the weather closely as they have a high chance of affecting the territory.

The DDM said it will continue to monitor these weather systems and provide updates when they become available. Persons can monitor the weather on local media stations, DDM’s website ( and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.

8 Responses to “More bad weather expected today into the weekend”

  • 911 (16/08/2017, 11:33) Like (2) Dislike (35) Reply
    it will be just fine hope they do not cancel anything and get soft
  • Thy will be done (16/08/2017, 11:55) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    Thank you Jesus. In all things, give thanks. It is well.
  • Lord o (16/08/2017, 13:43) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    We still depending on Antigua for weather information in this time of technology.. Antigua was and should be a thing of the past...Sad. We are not progressing.. I depend on channel 22 for my weather info..
  • hmmmmmm (16/08/2017, 16:35) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Beginning form?
  • red bull (16/08/2017, 19:04) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope the weather isn't too bad cause the 5th District on it's own..they said our rep is like Casper the ghost
  • ... (17/08/2017, 22:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the cold slap of the real conflict of the 21st century.

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