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June 6th, 2024
All public schools closed today due to expected adverse weather conditions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Due to the anticipated adverse weather conditions forecasted for today, Thursday, June 6, 2024, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has advised the closure of all public schools in the territory.

May 26th, 2024
Tropical wave approaching VI; Showers expected within 24 hours- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A tropical wave is expected to heighten the chance of showers for the [British] Virgin Islands within the next 24 hrs and lasting through Wednesday, May 29, 2024, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has alerted.

May 17th, 2024
Sahara Dust expected to reduce air quality over weekend until Tuesday- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has advised that Sahara Dust is expected to reduce air quality over the weekend until Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

May 4th, 2024
Expect cloudiness & showers over next 24hrs - DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management in a weekend weather update have warned that in the VI, persons can expect showers over the next 24 hours for Saturday and Sunday.

April 28th, 2024
4.9M earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At around 8:23 AM today, Sunday, April 28, 2024, an earthquake shook the [British] Virgin Islands.

April 23rd, 2024
Saharan Dust expected to continue impacting VI until Thursday- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Due to the presence of a large plume of Saharan Dust, the air quality in the Virgin Islands is at moderate levels but could reach unhealthy levels, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has advised.

April 9th, 2024
Forecasters expect 23 named storms; 11 as possible hurricanes in 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Amidst predictions of a turbulent year for the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season in the tropics, forecasters expect 23 named storms with 11 as possible hurricanes in 2024.

March 30th, 2024
High Surf Advisory in effect for VI until Tuesday, April 2, 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Settled atmospheric conditions in association with the Atlantic high-pressure system coupled with low moisture levels across the region will continue to restrict significant showers in the Virgin Islands for today, March 30, 2024.

February 27th, 2024
70% or a high chance of rain across VI today- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Shallow patches of low levels embedded within a moderate flow of straight winds will continue to move through the [British] Virgin Islands and maintain a moderate chance of rain activity in parts of the Wind Isles occasionally over the next 24 hours.

February 11th, 2024
DDM 'keeping an eye' on updates about Kick 'Em Jenny undersea volcano

St GEORGE’S, Granada- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has said it is “keeping an eye” on updates from the UWI Seismic Research Centre regarding activity at the Kick 'Em Jenny undersea volcano.

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