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

SYNOPSIS: Moisture and instability trailing behind a surface to low level trough that moved over the area last night will continue to result in weak unstable weather conditions across the islands today. However, later tonight another trough will move into … Continue reading

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PUBLIC INFORMATION RADIO PROGRAM: FEEDBACK ON 2018 HURRICANE CONFERENCE IN FLORIDA

Predictions for the upcoming 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Lessons learned from the destructive and deadly 2017 hurricane season and the used of drones in disaster response and relief operations were some of the major highlights from the just concluded National … Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM THURSDAY APRIL 12TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A moderate to fresh trade wind flow generated by a strong high pressure ridge will continue to produce rough seas as well as transport pockets of low level moisture over and around the islands today and tonight. WEATHER TODAY: … Continue reading

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EARLY FORECASTS FOR THE 2018 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON

A typical season has 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. Major hurricanes have sustained wind speeds of at least 178 km/h or 111 miles per hour (e.g., Category 3 or higher), based on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane … Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY APRIL 11TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A moderate to fresh wind flow will transport pockets of low level moisture and cloud patches across the area, triggering a few passing showers. WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy with a moderate or 40 percent chance of showers. WEATHER TONIGHT: … Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MARCH 30TH TO APRIL 6TH, 2018

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded two volcano-tectonic earthquakes this week. Measurements of the SO2 flux were made from the helicopter on 4 April. Eight traverses were carried out, with an average flux of … Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY APRIL 10TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A moderate to fresh trade wind flow generated by a relatively strong high pressure ridge will continue to transport shallow pockets of low level moisture across the islands at times, thus maintaining a moderate chance for showers over and … Continue reading

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HERE’S THE LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT FROM MONDAY APRIL 9TH, 2018 TO MONDAY APRIL 16TH, 2O18

Monday April 9th,, 2018.. 6AM. 6PM. Seas.. are 3 to 4 ‘ 3 to 4 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 12. E 12 MPH. Skies .. are Partly Cloudy, with some light overnight drizzle possible. Tuesday April 10th, 2018… … Continue reading

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THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT COORDINATION AGENCY (DMCA) PARTICIPATED IN THE 2018 NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Operations and Logistics Officer Kelvin White and Senior Disaster Management Coordinator Astrid Wade of the Disaster Management Coordination Agency, DMCA attended the March 26th to 29th hurricane conference. The conference was held under the theme “Improving Hurricane Preparedness”. The National … Continue reading

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SLIGHTLY ABOVE-AVERAGE HURRICANE SEASON PREDICTED

Hurricane season 2018 officially begins on June 1, but we’re already getting a look at one forecast that calls for slightly above-average activity. Hurricane researcher Philip Klotzbach and the team at Colorado State University released their first forecast Thursday ahead … Continue reading

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