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Tropical Wave showing signs of development in Atlantic

- expected to reach close to Lesser Antilles by Tuesday
A tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic is currently showing a 10 percent chance of development, according to the National Hurricane Centre. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic is currently showing a 10 percent chance of development, according to the National Hurricane Centre.

This wave is moving West North West at around 15 – 20 mph and is approximately 2300 miles for the [British] Virgin Islands.

Forecasters have given the wave a 20 percent chance of development within five days.

At its current speed the tropical wave will be close to the Lesser Antilles around Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) says it will continue to monitor this wave and provide updates accordingly.

Persons at home and abroad are encouraged to download the DDM’s Alert app in the Apple App store or Google Play store to receive updates of any hazards affecting the Territory.

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18 Responses to “Tropical Wave showing signs of development in Atlantic”

  • Nice (28/06/2020, 16:49) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sounds good. A little rain would be nice
  • Lord o (28/06/2020, 17:01) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Lord have mercy... I'm stuck off island and my windows ain't close tightly...I left for 3 days. Now it's 4 months...I left the Sunday the borders shut down the Monday...God knows best,. He in control...
    • @ Lord o (28/06/2020, 18:07) Like (3) Dislike (20) Reply
      Your house should get flood out LOL
      • @@lord o..U wicked. (29/06/2020, 08:58) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        U need to read. Tge person said they left for 3 days hoping to come back after 3 days...They left the Sunday, the Monday the borders closed abroply emmediately one time without notice...So for u to say the person house should flood.i will say your daxmxn Roof should go..
    • wow (28/06/2020, 19:43) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
      No one to blame but yourself. Only a fool would've traveled during a global pandemic.
      • @ SMH . Stop it (29/06/2020, 09:11) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Calling people fool or insultive words is a form of insecurity and low self esteme.. Check yourself.. Stop it....The borders were open when the person travelled , just for 3 days the person said t maybe the person parent was sick, may be its a family funeral ..u dont kno the reason why... Now hurricane season the person has reasons to be concern....
    • @lord o (29/06/2020, 08:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Have a neighbor or friend close your window shut for you.
      • Oh Boy.. (29/06/2020, 13:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Its important that let residents in urgently... These hurricanes can be deadly.. One bad hurricane and covid 19 would be forgotten....people need to get to their homes and apg to secure them
  • one eye (28/06/2020, 17:11) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Oh no that’s very early not a good sign
  • come on DDM (28/06/2020, 20:19) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    DDM if you're going to publish something like this you should give the full synopsis from the national hurricane center to give a true picture of what's going on.

    1. A tropical wave located about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo
    Verde Islands is moving west-northwestward at about 20 mph. Shower
    and thunderstorm activity associated with this system has become
    limited, and environmental conditions are expected to remain
    unfavorable for significant development of this disturbance.
    * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
    * Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.
  • pj (29/06/2020, 00:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
  • old (29/06/2020, 10:22) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some people only know. God. When Hurricane Season comes around.
  • foreigner (29/06/2020, 10:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow you people are so classless and gutless, I am sure she is a native BVISLANDERS, if you have so much hate for your own kind, what would you say about me? This place is nice the natives are rotten to their core, Hurricane or Covid, only God can help you reprobates.
    • The Hateed is from the Top (29/06/2020, 14:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The hatred starts from the top.. if u are an xpat you can die, or stay where your at and let your apartment flood and you lose everything... Instead of for God szke put sokething in place to accomodate those who got locked out with unsecure buildings... Lord have mercy on us all....
  • ola (29/06/2020, 10:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Y We so wicket to one another. One God for me and for you. These are last days sister and brother.

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