Author Archives: Shirlian Queeley

MAJOR SWELL EVENT TO IMPACT THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN WHICH INCLUDES MONTSERRAT WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

A major swell event is forecast to impact much of the Caribbean this week. According to Dale Destin, Meteorologist/Climatologist for the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service Climate Section the swells are likely to exceed 2.5 metres (8 ft) and occasionally … Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23RD, 2019

  SYNOPSIS: A strengthening high pressure system will cause an increase in the wind flow across the area today and tonight. This flow could also transport shallow pockets of low level moisture over and around the islands at times which … Continue reading

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HERE ARE SOME EARTHQUAKE SAFETY TIPS IF YOU’RE INDOORS OR OUTDOORS

Earthquakes are inevitable and can be devastating disasters, but everyone who takes appropriate earthquake safety precautions can minimize damages, injuries, and other potential quake concerns. WHEN INDOORS… Stay as safe as possible during an earthquake. Be aware that some earthquakes … Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MV0) WEEKLY REPORT JANUARY 11TH, 2019 TO JANUARY 18TH, 2019

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded four volcano-tectonic earthquakes this week There are no measurements of the SO2 flux to report since 10 January. Pyroclastic flows can occur at any time without warning on … Continue reading

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SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY PART OF THIS AFTERNOON

HERE’S THE REST OF MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY JANUARY 22ND, 2019 SYNOPSIS: Some moisture lingering in the atmosphere over the region this morning will maintain a high chance of showers. Later this afternoon and … Continue reading

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7 DAY MONTSERRAT MARINE WEATHER FORECAST MON. JAN. 21st, 2019 TO SUN. JAN. 27th, 2019

Monday, January 21st, 2019 6AM. 6PM.  Seas.. are 3′ 3′ feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 E 8 to 12 MPH. Skies.. are partly cloudy with rains lasting until after midday.   Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 Seas.. are 3 … Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM SATURDAY JANUARY 19TH, 2019

  SYNOPSIS: A weak low-level trough will move over the Leewards today; however low moisture levels will restrict significant clouds and shower activity WEATHER TODAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent or slight chance of an afternoon shower WEATHER TONIGHT: … Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT’S NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM FRIDAY JANUARY 18TH, 2019

SYNOPSIS: A slack pressure gradient will continue to generate light to moderate wind across the area; however shallow moisture moving in the windflow could result in the occasional pop up shower. Later this evening, a drier and more stable air … Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MV0) WEEKLY REPORT JANUARY 4TH, 2019 TO JANUARY 11TH, 2019

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded three volcano-tectonic earthquakes this week Measurements of the SO2 flux were taken from the helicopter on 10 January. There were six traverses with an average flux of 149 … Continue reading

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HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TSUNAMIS – TSUNAMIS ARE RARE, BUT ARE A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS THREAT TO THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN

Montserrat is located in the Eastern Caribbean which is considered the most seismically active area along the Caribbean Plate. Numerous volcanoes – both above ground and submarine – have the potential to cause landslides that generate tsunamis. This tsunami threat … Continue reading

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