Day: June 6, 2017

MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 26TH TO JUNE 2ND.

by Shirlian Queeley

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low.

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

No measurements of the SO2 flux are available since 19 May 2017.

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.

TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO WEDNESDAY JUNE 6TH, 2017

by Shirlian Queeley

SYNOPSIS: A high pressure system, at the lower levels of the atmosphere, will continue to generhigh-pressuretable conditions across the area.

WEATHER TODAY: Mostly Sunny and hazy with a slight chance of showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and hazy with a slight chance of showers.

WINDS: East to East- southeast at 17 to 33 km/h or 9 to 18 knots.

SEAS: Moderate at 1.2 to 1.8 meters or 4 to 6 feet.