MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 11TH TO MAY 18TH, 2018.

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low.

The seismic network recorded one rockfall and one volcano-tectonic earthquake this week.

There have been no measurements of the SO2 flux to report since 17 April.

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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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY MAY 23RD, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Lingering moisture and instability associated with passage of a tropical wave is expected to increase the chances of showers across the islands.

WEATHER TODAY: Occasionally cloudy with a 60 percent or moderate chance of showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent or low chance of showers.

WINDS: East-southeast at 19 to 30 km/h or 10 to 16 knots.

Seas: Slight to moderate with wave heights of 0.9 to 1.8 meters or 3 to 5 feet.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:35 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:37 am.

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HERE’S THE LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT FROM TUESDAY MAY 22ND, 2018 TO SATURDAY MAY 26TH, 2O18

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 6AM 6 PM
Seas.. are 4 to 5 feet. 4 to 5 feet height.
Winds.. are East @ 12 to 16. Easterly @ 12 MPH.
Skies.. are Sunny All Day..

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 6AM 6 PM
Seas.. are 4 to 5 feet. 4 to 5 feet height.
Winds.. are East @ 12 to 16. Easterly @ 12 to 16 MPH.
Skies.. are Sunny All Day..

Thursday, May, 24TH, 2018 6AM 6 PM
Seas.. are 4 to 5 feet. 4 to 5 feet height.
Winds.. are East @ 12 to 16. Easterly @ 12 to 16 MPH.
Skies.. are Partly Sunny, with early morning showers possible..

Friday, May, 25th, 2018 6AM 6 PM
Seas.. are 3 to 4 feet. 3 to 4 feet height.
Winds: East @ 12 to 16. East-south-easterly @ 12 to 16 MPH.
Skies.. are Partly cloudy..

Saturday, May, 26th, 2018 6AM 6 PM
Seas.. are 3 to 4 feet. 3 to 4 feet height.
Winds.. are East @ 12 to 16. Easterly @ 12 to 16 MPH.
Skies.. are Cloudy..

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM SATURDAY MAY 19TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A broad area of high pressure is the dominant feature affecting weather conditions across the Islands. Winds associated with this system will drive shallow patches of clouds and pockets of moisture across the Islands to trigger brief cloudiness and showers.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent or moderate chance of showers.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent or moderate chance of showers

WINDS: Easterly at 22-33 km/h or 12 to 18 knots.

SEAS: Moderate with significant wave heights 2.4 metres or 8 feet. The small craft advisory remains in effect.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:34 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:38 am.

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM FRIDAY MAY 17TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Patches of low-level clouds embedded within a moderate to fresh windflow will generate brief periods of increased cloudiness around the Leewards and BVI during the next 24 hours.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy to locally cloudy with a 50 percent or moderate chance of brief showers

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy to locally cloudy with a 60 percent of moderate chance of brief showers.

WINDS: East-northeasterly at an average speed between 22-26km/h or 11-14 knots occasionally reaching 31km/h or 17 knots over coastal waters and elevated terrain gusting higher in some showers.

SEAS: Moderate with significant wave heights between 1.5-2.1 meters or 5-7 feet. Small craft advisory remains in effect.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:34 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:38 am.

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM THURSDAY MAY 17TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Despite a general subsidence pattern inhibiting the development of any significant weather activity, low level moisture embedded within a fresh wind flow moving over the area is expected to influence a few quick passing showers.

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

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

WINDS: Easterly at 20 to 35 km/h or 11 to 19 knots.

SEAS: Moderate with wave heights of 1.2 to 1.8 meters or 4 to 6 feet, small craft caution remains in effect against marginally safe sea conditions.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:33 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:38 am.

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY MAY 16TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A moderate to fresh trade wind flow generated by a ridge of high pressure could transport pockets of low level moisture over and around the islands at times, thus maintaining a moderate chance for showers today and tonight.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy skies with a 60 percent or moderate chance for showers mainly during the morning.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Fair to partly cloudy skies with a 40 percent or moderate chance for showers during the evening.

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

SEAS: Moderate to locally rough, swells 1.5-2.1m or 5-7ft. Small craft operators should continue to exercise caution..

SUNSET TODAY: 6:33 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:38 am.

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 4TH TO MAY 11TH, 2018

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low.

The seismic network recorded no volcanic earthquakes this week.

There have been no measurements of the SO2 flux since 17 April.

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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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY MAY 14TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Atlantic high pressure along with a fairly stable atmosphere will continue to limit significant shower activity across the area. Some low-level clouds patches being transported across the region this afternoon and tonight could increase the chance of showers across the islands.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny with a 30 percent or low chance of showers during the morning and partly cloudy to cloudy this afternoon with a 50 percent or moderate chance of light and brief showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Cloudy with a 50 percent or moderate chance of showers.

WINDS: Easterly at 22 to 33 km/h or 12 to 18 knots.

SEAS: Moderate, wave heights 1.5-2.1 meters or 5 to 7 feet. Small craft operators should continue exercise caution especially on the Atlantic side of the islands.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:33 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:39 am.

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HERE’S THE LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT FROM TUESDAY MAY 14TH, 2018 TO SATURDAY MAY 19TH, 2O18

Monday, May 14th, 2018    6AM.    6PM.
Seas: are 4 to 5 feet.. 4 to 5 feet.
Winds: gusty and blowing from the east @ 16 .. E 16 MPH.
Skies: are Partly Cloudy..

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018.    6AM.   6PM.
Seas.. are 4 to 5 feet.. 4 to 5 feet.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 16 .. E 16 MPH.
Skies are Partly Cloudy, with overnight showers..

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018      6AM.   6PM.
Seas.. are 4 to 5 feet.. 4 to 5 feet.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 to 16 .. E 16 MPH.
Skies are Sunny, with overnight showers..

Thursday, May 17th, 2018           6AM.   6PM.
Seas.. are 5 feet.. 4 to 5 feet.
Winds.. are East-north-easterly @ 12 to 16 .. E 12 to 16 MPH.
Skies are Cloudy in the AM. and Sunny in the PM..

Friday, May 18th, 2018              6AM.   6PM.
Seas.. are 4 to 5 feet.. 5 to 6 feet.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 16 .. E 16 MPH.
Skies are Sunny ..

Saturday, May 19th, 2018      6AM.   6PM.
Seas.. are 5 to 6 feet.. 5 to 6 feet.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 16 .. E 16 MPH.
Skies are Sunny ..

Note: Seas are higher on the Eastern side of the island, also Winds could gust above 16 to 20 plus MPH at times.

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