HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A dominant and stationary high pressure system will continue to generate a strong trade wind flow across the area and elevated seas. Weak instability influence by these strong wind could interrupt normal conditions and trigger a few passing showers.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy with a moderate or 40 percent chance of showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a moderate or 40 percent chance of showers.

WINDS: Easterly at 26 to 37 km/h or 14 to 20 kts with higher gusts possible over coastal waters and in showers.

SEAS: Moderate to locally rough with wave heights of 1.8 to 2.7 m or 6 to 9 feet. Warning remains in effect for small craft operators small craft operators and sea bathers.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:15 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:30 am.  Continue reading

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HERE’S THE LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT FROM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, 2018 TO SATURDAY MARCH 3RD, 2O18

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM
Seas. NE 9 to 11′ N 9 to 10′
Winds. NE 24 to 28+ especially in rain squalls.NE 20 to 24 MPH.
Skies. Light rains off and on most of the day..

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM
Seas.. are N 8 to 9′ N 7 to 8 feet.
Winds.. are Easterly 18 to 21 E 20 to 23 MPH.
Skies.. are SUNNY with some light PM showers.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM
Seas.. are N6 to 8′ N 6 to 7 feet.
Winds.. are North-easterly 12 to 16 E 12 to 16 MPH.
Skies.. are SUNNY.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25TH, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM.
Seas.. are N 5 to 6′ N 4 to 5 feet.
Winds.. are Easterly 15 to 16 E 12 to 15 MPH.
Skies.. are partly Sunny.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 26TH, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM
Seas.. are N 4 to 5′ N 4 to 5 feet.
Winds.. are Easterly 17 to 20 E 15 to 18 MPH.
Skies.. will have light AM rain and partly cloudy PM.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27TH, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM
Seas.. are N4 to 6′ N 4 to 6 feet.
Winds.. are Easterly 17 to 19 E 17 to 19 MPH.
Skies.. are partly SUNNY with light PM. showers.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM
Seas.. are N 5 to 6′ N 5 to 6 feet.
Winds.. are North-easterly 17 to 19 NE 15 to 16 MPH.
Skies.. are SUNNY

THURSDAY MARCH 1ST, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM
Seas.. are N 6 to 7′ N 6 feet.
Winds.. are Easterly 13 to 15 E 12 to 14 MPH.
Skies.. are partly cloudy most of the day.

FRIDAY MARCH 2ND, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM
Seas.. are Northerly 5 to 6′ N 4 to 5 feet.
Winds.. are Easterly 10 to 12 E 4 to 5 MPH.
Skies.. SUNNY ALL DAY.

SATURDAY MARCH 3RD, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM
Seas.. are Northerly 4 to 6′ N 4 to 5 feet.
Winds.. are North-easterly 5 to 6 SE 4 MPH.
Skies.. Partly Cloudy. Continue reading

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Fresh to strong gusty winds will maintain hazardous seas, which will continue to disrupt mainly marine activities. The winds will also be disruptive, at times, and cause weak unsettled atmospheric conditions. Special marine statements have been issued.

WEATHER TODAY: Occasionally cloudy with brief showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Occasionally cloudy with a 70 percent or a high chance of brief showers.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: Given the forecast, small craft operators should stay in port and beachgoers should avoid the waters on the northern sides of the islands and exercise caution elsewhere.

WINDS: East-northeast at 28 to 41 km/h or 15 to 22 knots, occasionally higher in some places and gusting to near 59 km/h or 32 knots at times. The winds will start to decline later today.

SEAS: Moderate to rough with significant wave heights of 2.5 to 3 metres or 8 to 10 feet, occasionally reaching 3.5 metres or 12 feet. Given the forecast, small craft operators should stay in port and beachgoers should avoid the waters on the northern sides of the islands and exercise caution elsewhere.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:15 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:31 am.

Please continue to monitor ZJB Radio, DMCA’s website at dmca.gov.ms and Facebook at Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency- DMCA for regular updates. Continue reading

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TSUNAMI AWARENESS VIDEO – TSUNAMI KNOW WHAT TO DO

THIS FORMS PART OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT COORDINATION AGENCY’S (DMCA) EDUCATION AND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES TO EDUCATE RESIDENTS ABOUT TSUNAMI

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Moisture embedded in moderate to fresh winds along with a weakened frontal boundary providing some instability in the atmosphere over the region will heighten the chance of showers over the islands.

WEATHER:

TODAY: Mostly cloudy with a high or 70 percent chance of showers.

TONIGHT: Cloudy with showers.

WINDS: ENE at 26-37 km/h or 14-20kts over land and reaching near 41 km/h or 22kts over coastal waters. Some gusts reaching near gale or 30kts are also possible.

SEAS: Rough heights 2.4-2.8m or 8-9ft. A warning remains in effect for small craft operators against hazardous conditions and sea bathers should exercise caution.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:14 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:31 am. Continue reading

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21ST, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A fresh to brisk trade wind flow generated by a strong high pressure system willl continue to produce rough seas as well as transport low level patches embedded within this flow over and around the islands today and tonight.

WEATHER: Partly sunny skies today with periods of increased cloudiness and a moderate chance for some quick passing showers, becoming fair to partly cloudy in general tonight with a slight chance for a brief late night shower.

WINDS: ENE at 26-41km/h or 14-22kts with higher gusts during showers and over open waters.

SEAS: Very rough, swells 2.4-3.4m or 8-11ft. Firm warnings remain in place for small craft operators against hazardous sea conditions while sea bathers should avoid these waters.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:14 pm.                   SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:32 am. Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 9TH to 16TH, 2018

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low.

The seismic network recorded no volcanic earthquakes this week.

Measurements of the SO2 flux were made using the helicopter on 9 February. A total of ten traverses beneath the plume were carried out, with an average SO2 flux of 293 tonnes per day.

Pyroclastic flows can occur at any time without warning on any side of the volcano, including Gages from where they can travel rapidly into Plymouth. Tracks across the Belham Valley can be destroyed or heavily modified by flash flooding or lahars, and caution should be exercised crossing the valley during and after rainfall.

The Hazard Level is 1. There is no public access to Zone V, including Plymouth. Maritime Zones E and W are daytime transit only between sunrise and sunset (boats may sail through the zone but must not stop). Anyone who ignores these restrictions is liable to be prosecuted.

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A FRESH TO BRISK WIND FLOW GENERATED BY A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE, WILL INFLUENCE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS THE ISLANDS. NORTHERLY SWELLS COMBINING WITH HIGH WIND SPEEDS WILL KEEP SEA CONDITIONS ELEVATED.

WEATHER: TODAY: PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH FEW LOCALLY CLOUDY PERIODS AND PASSING SHOWERS. TONIGHT: PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY. FEW PASSING SHOWERS COULD ALSO DEVELOP.

WINDS: ENE – E 12-18KTS OR 22 TO 33 KM/H AND REACHING 22KTS OR 41 KM/H OVER COASTAL WATERS AND GUSTING HIGHER IN SHOWERS.

SEAS: ROUGH WITH SWELLS 2.1 TO 2.8M OR 7 TO 9 FT. A WARNING IS IN PLACE FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:14 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:32 am.  Continue reading

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A fresh to brisk trade wind flow generated by a relatively strong high pressure system will continue to generate rough seas, as well as transport pockets of low level moisture over and around the islands at times today and tonight.

WEATHER: Partly sunny skies today with a moderate chance for some brief passing mid morning to afternoon showers, becoming fair to partly cloudy in general tonight with a slight chance of a brief overnight shower.

WINDS: ENE at 22-33km/h or 12-18kts with higher gusts over open waters.

SEAS: Moderate to rough, swells 1.5-2.4m or 5-8ft. Warnings remain in place for small craft operators and sea bathers against rough sea conditions.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:13 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:34 am. Continue reading

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Atlantic high pressure although weakening somewhat along with an atmosphere low on moisture and instability will remain the dominant features across the region and hence restrict shower activity across the islands today. Some shallow moisture creeping into the atmosphere tonight will increase the chance of a couple of light showers.

WEATHER:

TODAY: Partly sunny with a low or 30 percent chance of showers.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy to cloudy with a moderate or 50 percent chance of showers.

WINDS: ENE at 22-33 km/h or 12-18kts..

SEAS: Moderate to locally rough, heights 1.8-2.1m or 6-7ft. Small craft operators should exercise caution against marginally safe seas.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:12 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:34 am. Continue reading

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