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Wet fete anyone? Scattered showers affecting the VI

Cloud cover in Virgin Gorda today, April 17, 2017. Photo: VINO
Inclement weather being experienced on Tortola today, April 17, 2017. Photo: VINO
Inclement weather being experienced on Tortola today, April 17, 2017. Photo: VINO
Grey clouds hover over Road Town, Tortola today, April 17, 2017. Photo: VINO
Grey clouds hover over Road Town, Tortola today, April 17, 2017. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With scattered showers predicted for the territory today, April 17, 2017 persons attending the Easter Monday Parade in Virgin Gorda and the usual kite flying activities on Wickham’s Cay I on Tortola may want to take along their umbrellas and raincoats or just prepare to have a wet fete.

According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), weak unstable weather conditions are affecting the area.

“Skies today will be partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered showers. Tonight will be partly cloudy with brief passing showers,” DDM posted on its website today, April 17, 2017.

DDM has also issued warnings for mariners and sea bathers as rough sea conditions affect the Territory.

The Antigua Meteorological Service in its latest forecast said waves of 7 to 8 feet are expected.

“As a result, the following beaches have been red flagged: Smugglers Cove, Long Bay (Tortola), Cappoons Bay, Trunk Bay, Rogues Bay, Josiah’s Bay, Lambert Beach & Little Bay. This means no swimming is allowed as sea conditions are dangerous at those beaches,” DDM stated.

Meanwhile, the Easter Monday Parade got underway some time after 2:00 PM.

6 Responses to “Wet fete anyone? Scattered showers affecting the VI”

  • Xxx (17/04/2017, 15:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thanks vino
  • Afu (17/04/2017, 20:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    GOOD! That's why I'll stay home and have some milk and cookies.
  • one eye (17/04/2017, 21:54) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    the weather looks perfect to me!
  • Wonderful VG Weather! (18/04/2017, 08:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    VG's weather was pretty wonderful! The overcast was perfect. It kept the sun from making everyone hot and sweaty. No heavy rain at all except for occasional moderate rain or a slight drizzle throughout the events that lasted about 10 minutes (occurring once or twice throughout each day). Lots of breeze...great weather for the event.
  • LOL (18/04/2017, 10:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    that's why it is called a wet fete
  • Bandit (18/04/2017, 16:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We can always use the rain. Let it fall in buckets


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