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MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28TH, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS: A stable atmosphere will prevail across the area for the next 24hrs.

WEATHER TODAY: Mostly sunny.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Mostly fair.

WINDS: East at 7 to 15 km/h or 4 to 8 knots and becoming lighter or calm at times.

SEAS: Significant wave heights of 1.5 to 2.1 metres or 5 to 7 feet. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution, particularly along the eastern coastal areas.

Sunset today: 5:35 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:20 am. Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MV0) WEEKLY REPORT NOVEMBER 16TH TO NOVEMBER 23RD, 2018

 

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low.

The seismic network recorded no volcanic earthquakes this week

Measurements of the SO2 flux were taken from the helicopter on 21 November. There were seven traverses with an average flux of 160 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.

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

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MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27TH, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS: A surface high pressure will generate a light to moderate wind flow across the area. The high will also support stable weather conditions across the islands. Northerly swells will continue to affect the area.

WEATHER TODAY: Mainly sunny and dry conditions with only a 10 percent or slight chance brief of showers. Weather tonight: Mainly fair skies.

WINDS: East 9 to 19 km/h or 5 to 10 knots and becoming lighter mainly overnight.

SEAS: Northerly swells 1.5 to 2.1 metres or 5 to 7 feet. Sea bathers should exercise caution against large breaking waves.

Sunset today: 5:35 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:19 am.

Please continue to monitor DMCA ’s facebook page -Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency -DMCA and website – www.dmca.gov.msand ZJB Radio Montserrat for regular updates. Continue reading

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7 DAY MARINE WEATHER FORECAST MON. NOV. 26th TO SUN. DEC 2ND, 2018

 

Monday.. 6AM. 6PM 
Seas.. are 4 to 5′ 3 to 4 feet height..
Winds.. are Easterly @ 8. E 8 MPH.
Skies.. are SUNNY..

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Seas.. are 3 to 4′ 3 to 4 feet height..
Winds.. are North-easterly @ 8 to 12. NE 8 MPH.
Skies.. are Partly Cloudy with some sunny periods..

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Seas.. are 3 to 4′ 3 to 4 feet height..
Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 to 16. E 12 MPH.
Skies.. are Partly Cloudy with a few overnight showers..

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Seas.. are 4 to 5′ 3 to 4 feet height..
Winds.. are Easterly @ 12. E 8 MPH.
Skies.. are Partly Cloudy with a few early morning showers..

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Seas.. are 3 to 4′ 3 to 4 feet height..
Winds.. are Easterly @ 8. E 8 MPH.
Skies.. are Partly Sunny with a few afternoon showers..

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Seas.. are 4 to 5′ 4 to 5 feet height.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 to 16. E 12 to 16 MPH.
Skies.. are Sunny..

Sunday, December 2nd, 2108
Seas.. are 5′ 5 feet height..
Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 to 16 E 16 to 20 MPH.
Skies.. are Sunny..

Please continue to monitor DMCA ’s facebook page -Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency -DMCA and website – www.dmca.gov.msand ZJB Radio Montserrat for regular updates. Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23RD, 2018

 

SYNOPSIS: High pressure along with a somewhat stable atmosphere will continue to dominate the weather and restrict significant shower activity across the region. Some shallow moisture streaming across the area this morning will heighten the chance of some brief and light showers.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny to cloudy with a 60 percent or moderate chance of showers this moirning and a 30 percent or low chance of showers this afternoon.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 10 percent or a slight chance of showers.

WINDS: Easterly at 15 to 28 km/h or 8 to 15 knots..

SEAS: Significant wave heights 1.5 to 1.8 metres or 5 to 6 feet.. Small craft operators should exercise caution on the Atlantic side of the island.

Sunset today: 5:35 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:17 am.

Please continue to monitor DMCA ’s facebook page -Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency -DMCA and website – www.dmca.gov.msand ZJB Radio Montserrat for regular updates. Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS: Atlantic surface high pressure will continue to generate a moderate wind flow across the region. The wind will maintain choppy seas across the area. Meanwhile, a surge of moisture associated with a surface trough will increase the chance of showers across the islands today.

WEATHER TODAY: Cloudy spells with a 40 percent or moderate chance of showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent or slight chance of showers.

WINDS: East 19 to 33 km/h or 10 -18 knots.

SEAS: Significant wave height to 1.8 to 2.4 metres or 6 to 8 feet. An advisory remains in effect for small craft operators..

Sunset today: 5:35 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:16 am.

Please continue to monitor DMCA ’s facebook page -Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency -DMCA and website – www.dmca.gov.msand ZJB Radio Montserrat for regular updates. Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MV0) WEEKLY REPORT NOVEMBER 9TH TO NOVEMBER 16TH, 2018

 

The seismic network recorded two rockfalls and 16 volcano-tectonic earthquakes this week. 14 of the VT earthquakes occurred in a very brief swarm in the morning of 13 November.

Measurements of the SO2 flux were taken from the helicopter on 9 November. There were eight traverses with an average flux of 209 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.

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

SOURCE: MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO)

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MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS: A relatively stable atmosphere over the Leewards and BVI will result in minimal shower activity over these islands today. Later tonight, a weak trough moving over the Leewards will increase the chance of showers over these islands

WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent or a moderate chance of a passing morning shower

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy this evening becoming increasingly cloudy with a 50 percent or moderate chance of overnight showers

WINDS: East at 19 to 33km/h or 10 to 18 knots.

SEAS: A combination of wave and swells between 1.8 to 2.4 meters or 6 to 8 feet. A small craft advisory remains in effect.

Sunset today: 5:35 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:15 am. Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17TH, 2018

 

SYNOPSIS: A low level trough bringing some moisture and instability across the Leeward Islands today will heighten the chance of showers over the islands. Later this evening and tonight a less moist and more stable airmass sitting over the area will restrict shower activity. A tight pressure gradient will also maintain moderate to fresh winds across the region which in turn will make sea conditions somewhat hazardous for small craft operators.

WEATHER TODAY: Cloudy with a 70 percent or high chance of showers.

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

WINDS: Easterly at 26 to 37 km/h or 14 to 20 knots with some gusts mainly in showers.

SEAS: Significant wave heights 2.1 to 2.4 metres or 7 to 8 feet. A small craft advisory remains in effect.

Sunset today: 5:35 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:14 am.

Please continue to monitor DMCA ’s facebook page -Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency -DMCA and website – www.dmca.gov.msand ZJB Radio Montserrat for regular updates.

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MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16TH, 2018

 

SYNOPSIS: A drier and more stable air mass is settling over the area as a high-pressure system begins to dominate. This high will also generate moderate to the fresh breeze which in turn will cause a slight elevation in the sea level. Late tonight, a weak low-level trough will move across the islands increasing the chance for some shower activity.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent or a slight chance of showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy to cloudy with a 50% or a moderate chance of late night showers.

WINDS: East between 22 to 37 km/h or 12 to 20 knots with slightly higher gusts during showers and over open waters.

SEAS: 1.8 to 2.4 metres or 6 to 8 feet and occasionally rising higher therefore the small craft advisory remains in effect.

Sunset today: 5:35 pm.                                 Sunrise tomorrow: 6:13 am. Continue reading

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