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October 5th, 2023
VI to join global earthquake drill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will join ‘ShakeOut’, a global practise session to improve earthquake safety, on October 19, 2023.

October 1st, 2023
TS Phillipe to ‘maintain unsettled weather conditions across VI today- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Moisture and instability associated with Tropical Storm Philippe to the east of the Leeward Islands will maintain unsettled weather conditions across the [British] Virgin Islands over the next 24 hours.

September 6th, 2023
UPDATE: Lee is now a hurricane; Expected to quickly intensify- NHC

MIAMI, Florida, USA- As expected, Lee is now a hurricane churning in the Atlantic and is forecast to quickly intensify to an extremely dangerous major hurricane.

September 3rd, 2023
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake felt in the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At approximately 3:49 AM on Sunday, September 3, 2023, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8, with an estimated maximum intensity IV, was felt in the Virgin Islands.

August 27th, 2023
Weather: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers today- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A light to moderate southerly wind flow will continue to persist across the area due to the influence of Hurricane Franklin, as it moves over the southwestern Atlantic waters and north of the area today, Sunday, August 27, 2023, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has said.

August 22nd, 2023
'Periods of localised showers' expected today- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As a relatively moist and marginally unstable airmass continues to sit across the area, this coupled with light southerly winds and daytime heating could lead to localised shower activity over and around the islands occasionally during the next 24 hours.

August 15th, 2023
NOAA revises 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season to ‘above normal’

MIAMI, Florida, USA – Scientists at the US’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, which is a division of the National Weather Service, have increased their prediction for the ongoing 2023 Atlantic hurricane season from a near-normal level of activity to an above-normal level of activity for the season.

August 9th, 2023
70% chance of showers across VI today- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Moisture and instability associated with a tropical wave could generate cloudy conditions with periods of showers across the area today, August 9, 2023, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has stated.

August 7th, 2023
Occasional showers with moderate chance of thunderstorms today- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Available moisture and instability are affecting the area and will maintain a heightened chance of showers over the Virgin Islands today, Monday, August 7, 2023, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has said.

July 28th, 2023
60% chance of brief passing showers today- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Humidity and instability associated with the passing of a tropical wave could trigger some rainfall in the Virgin Islands today, Friday, July 28, 2023.

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