HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM TOMORROW FRIDAY OCTOBER 20TH, 2017

SYNOPSIS: A dry, stable and dusty airmass will result in little or no shower activity over the Leewards and BVI today and tonight

WEATHER: Today: Sunny to partly sunny and hazy with little or no chance of showers

TONIGHT: Fair to partly cloudy and hazy with little or no chance of showers

WINDS: East to east-southeasterly at average speeds between 22-30km/h or 12-16kts.

SEAS: Moderate to Rough: Heights between 1.8-2.4m or 6-8ft. Warnings remain in place for small craft operators while sea bathers are advised to exercise caution.

ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE: na. Continue reading

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM TOMORROW THURSDAY OCTOBER 19TH, 2017

SYNOPSIS: A dry and stable air mass will dominate the weather conditions over the island

WEATHER:

TODAY: Partly cloudy with a 20% or slight chance of showers

TONIGHT: Fair with a 20% or slight chance of showers

WINDS: ESE-E at 26-31km/h or 14-17kt over land; or up to 37km/h or 20kt over open waters.

SEAS: Moderate to locally rough with wave heights of 1.8-2.4m or 6-8ft. Warnings remain in place for small craft operators and sea bathers against rough sea conditions. Continue reading

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TWO OF DMCA’S RADIO PRIZE WINNERS TO MARK INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 13TH, 2017

Teacher Jamilia Greenaway and Computer Technician/Engineer Cadett Morris both collected their prizes during DMCA’s Disaster Risk Reduction Expo on Friday October 13th, 2017.

Director of the DMCA (Acting) Carlisle Williams and DMCA’s Senior Disaster Management Coordinator Astrid Wade presented the gifts to the winners.

Congratulations to the winners!!!

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 6TH TO 13TH, 2017

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low.

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

No measurements of the SO2 flux have been made since 14 September.

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 AM TOMORROW WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18TH, 2017

SYNOPSIS: Moisture and instability associated with a weak tropical wave coupled with brisk south easterly wind flow will maintain unsettled weather conditions over and around the islands today and tonight.

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy skies today and tonight with periods of widely scattered showers and a slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm developing.

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

SEAS: Moderate to rough, swells 1.8-2.4m or 6-8ft. Warnings remain in place for small craft operators and sea bathers against rough sea conditions..

ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE: Well above normal. Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM TOMORROW SATURDAY OCTOBER 7TH, 2017

SYNOPSIS: Low levels of moisture and instablility will restrict shower activity across the island

WEATHER:

TODAY: Partly cloudy with a 30% or low chance of showers

TONIGHT: Fair with a 20% or slight chance of showers

WINDS: ESE-E at 15-19km/h or 8-10kt over land; and up to 22km/h or12kt over open waters.

SEAS: Slight to moderate, waves/swells 1.2-1.8m or 4-6ft. Cautions remain in place for small craft operators and sea bathers especially for the coastal waters north and northeast of the islands.. Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM TOMORROW FRIDAY OCTOBER 6TH, 2017

SYNOPSIS: Lingering moisture and instability in the wake of a weak tropical wave coupled with light south easterly winds and daytime heating could trigger some localized shower activity across the islands today, gradually becoming drier and more stable by tonight.

WEATHER: Partly sunny skies today with locally cloudy spells and a good chance for some localized showers during the mid morning to afternoon hours, becoming fair to partly cloudy in general tonight with some brief passing late night showers.

SPECIAL WARNING: Small craft operators and sea bathers should continue to exercise caution..

WINDS: SE-ESE at 11-22km/h or 6-12kts becoming lighter and variable at times..

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

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM TOMORROW THURSDAY OCTOBER 5TH, 2017

SYNOPSIS: THE PASSAGE OF A TROPICAL WAVE WILL PRODUCE CLOUDY SKIES WITH SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE FEW ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA..

WEATHER: TODAY: CLOUDY SPELL WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. TONIGHT: CLOUDY SPELLS WITH A CHANCE FEW SHOWERS.

WINDS: E 8 -15KTS OR 15 TO 28 KM/H.

SEAS: MODERATE WAVES 1.5 TO 1.8M OR 5 TO 6 FT..

ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE: NORMAL.

SUNSET TODAY: 5:56 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:01 am. Continue reading

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SOME GOOD NEWS FOR MONTSERRAT AND THE REST OF THE CARIBBEAN – THERE’S NO TROPICAL ACTIVITY IN THE ATLANTIC FOR THIS REGION

Now let’s just keep our fingers crossed no more hurricanes coming our way for the rest of the Hurricane Season which ends on November 30th…

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY(MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 22ND TO 29TH, 2017

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low.

The seismic network recorded no volcanic earthquakes this week.

No measurements of the SO2 flux have been made since 14 September.

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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