Author Archives: Shirlian Queeley

TROPICAL STORM BERYL NOW A HURRICANE 

Current Location: 10.6N, 45.1W Geographic Reference: 1140 miles ESE of the Lesser Antilles Movement: West at 14 mph Maximum Winds: 75 mph gusting to 90 mph Hurricane Force winds: 10 miles from the centre Tropical Storm winds: 35 miles from … Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM SATURDAY JULY 7TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: The northern end of a weak tropical wave interacting with an upper level low will maintain a moderate chance of showers across the islands today. Later tonight, an airmass with less moisture sitting over the area will keep the … Continue reading

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NEW HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS PLANS FOR BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES IN THE CARIBBEAN INCLUDING MONTSERRAT

The British Government has announced new measures to make sure British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean including Montserrat have the support they need in the event of a repeat of the devastating hurricanes which hit the region last year. In … Continue reading

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DMCA HOLDS TABLETOP HURRICANE EXERCISE

A tabletop exercise was held here on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) to test Montserrat’s readiness to respond to a tropical storm or hurricane impacting the island. The exercise, held as part of the … Continue reading

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER 2 ALERT STATEMENT ISSUED BY ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES 11:00 AM ECT THURSDAY, JULY 5TH, 2018 THIS IS FOR THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS …TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER 2 HAS ENTERED THE MONITORED AREA… AT … Continue reading

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DISTURBANCE 1 UPDATE #2…SYSTEM SHOWING SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT; LIKELY TO COME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION IN 24 HOURS AND THREATEN MONTSERRAT

Satellite images indicate that the shower activity associated with a small area of low pressure and a tropical wave located between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles remains well organized, and a tropical depression could form at any … Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM THURSDAY JULY 5TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: High pressure ridge will continue to cause minimal shower activity over the Leewards and BVI as well as to maintain a moderate to fresh breeze over these islands today and tonight WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny, breezy and slightly hazy … Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY JULY 4TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Stable conditions will prevail across the islands for the next 24 hrs. Despite the presence of an approaching tropical wave, low moisture levels will inhibit significant weather activity. WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent or slight chance … Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JUNE 22ND TO JUNE 29TH, 2018

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded one volcano-tectonic earthquake this week. There have been no measurements of the SO2 flux to report since 30 May. Pyroclastic flows can occur at any time without warning … Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY JULY 3RD, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Relative dry and dusty air from the Sahara Desert will inhibit shower activity; hence, dry weather will prevail. WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny and hazy with a 10 percent or a slight chance of showers. WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and … Continue reading

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