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Heavy showers, minor flooding predicted for VI today August 29, 2018

-small craft advisory is in effect
A flooded parking lot at Central Administration Complex in July, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being cautioned that weather conditions today, August 29, 2018, could likely lead to heavy showers and flooding across the Territory.

According to a public statement issued by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), “an active tropical wave is affecting the area and could result in moderate to heavy showers at times, hence minor flooding could occur.”

The weather condition to be experienced by the VI during the course of the day, as adumbrated by DDM is, “generally cloudy with periodic showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.”

Meanwhile, weather conditions for the Territory tonight is predicted to be, “generally cloudy skies, with showers and a moderate chance of thunderstorms mainly overnight.”

According to DDM, wind speeds will range between 19 to 33 km/h or 10 to 18 knots with higher gusts during showers.

Sea-farers are also warned that the VI seas can expect to see significant wave heights of 1.5 to 2.1 metres or five to seven feet.

DDM has also advised that a small craft advisory is in effect for the coastal waters on the Atlantic side of the islands.

4 Responses to “Heavy showers, minor flooding predicted for VI today August 29, 2018 ”

  • wowww (29/08/2018, 09:16) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Lord have mercy on our souls.
  • ... (29/08/2018, 10:04) Like (0) Dislike (10) Reply
    Rain rain go away this is my shopping day
  • Bull Dawg (29/08/2018, 10:16) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    We need rain but no thunderstorms or great floods.
    our reservoirs are getting quite low.
  • BvIslander, Maryland (29/08/2018, 12:34) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Send some of that rain this way so things can cool down a bit here. It is so hot here, a heat advisory was issued. Can't wait for Fall and Winter to start, my favorite Seasons.

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