Month: February 2018

HERE’S THE LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT FROM WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH, 2018 TO THURSDAY MARCH 8TH, 2O18

by Shirlian Queeley
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH, 2018 6AM 12 NOON 6PM Seas.. are NE 3 to 4' NE 3 to 5 NE 4 to 5' feet. Winds.. are NNE 8 NE 8 N E 4 to 8 MPH. Skies.. are Sunny Sunny Sunny THURSDAY MARCH 1ST, 2018 6AM 12 NOON 6PM Seas.. are NE 4 to 6' NE 4 to 6' NE 4 to 6' feet. Winds.. are NE 8 E 8 N E 8 MPH. Skies :are Partly Cloudy Sunny Sunny FRIDAY MARCH 2ND, 2018 6AM 12 NOON 6PM Seas.. are NE 3 to 6' NE 3 to 6 NE 3 to 6' feet. Winds.. are NE 8 ENE 8 E 4 MPH. Skies.. are Sunny Sunny Sunny SATURDAY MARCH 3RD, 2018 6AM 12 NOON 6PM Seas.. are NE 3 to 6' NE 3 to 6' NE 3 to 6' feet. Winds.. are SSE 4 S 4 SW 8 MPH. Skies.. are Partly Cloudy Sunny Sunny SUNDAY MARCH 4TH, 2018 6AM 12 NOON 6PM Seas.. are N2 to 4' N 2 to 4' N 2 to 6' feet. Winds.. are W 8 W 8 W12 MPH. Skies.. are Sunny Sunny Sunny MONDAY MARCH 5TH, 2018 6AM 12 NOON 6PM Seas..are N 6 to 7' S 9' SE 9' feet. Winds.. are NW 10 to 12 NW 9 to 11 NW12 MPH. Skies.. are Partly Cloudy ALL DAY.. TUESDAY MARCH 6TH, 2018 6AM 12 NOON 6PM Seas.. are SE 9' E 7 to 8' E 7 to 8' feet. Winds.. are N 12 to 14 NNE 10 to 13 NE12 to 16 MPH. Skies.. are Partly Cloudy ALL DAY.. WEDNESDAY MARCH 7TH, 2018 6AM 12 NOON 6PM Seas.. are NE 6 to 8' N 6 to 8' N 6 to 7' feet. Winds.. are NE 18 to 22 E 20 to 22 E20 to 22 MPH. Skies.. are SUNNY SUNNY Partly Cloudy. THURSDAY MARCH 8TH, 2018 6AM 12 NOON 6PM Seas.. are N 6 to 7' N 6 to 7' N 6 to 7' feet. Winds..are E 18 to 20 E 18 to 20 E18 to 20 MPH. Skies.. are CLOUDY ALL DAY..

HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM THURSDAY MARCH 1ST, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A low pressure system over the North Atlantic will continue to generate above normal swells across the area. Meanwhile, low level divergence and low humidity levels will restrict shower activity. WEATHER: Today: Mostly sunny. Tonight: Mostly clear.
WINDS: East-northeast at 7 to 22 km/h or 4 to 12 knots.. SEAS: Slight to moderate with mainly long period swells of 1.2 to 1.8 metres or 4 to 6 feet, occasionally reaching 2.4 metres or 8 feet. Beachgoers should guard against above normal surfs on north and east facing beaches. SUNSET TODAY: 6:16 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:26 am.

HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley

SYNOPSIS: Moisture and instability associated with a low to mid-level trough and being enhanced by favourable upper-level outflow will maintain a high chance of showers across the region today.

WEATHER:

TODAY: Mostly cloudy with a high or 70 percent chance of showers.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy to cloudy with the chance of showers remaining high.

WINDS: ENE at 7-19 km/h or 4-10kts over land and increasing to near 22 km/h or 12kts over coastal waters.

SEAS: Slight to moderate with heights 1.5-1.8m or 5-6ft. Sea bathers should continue to exercise caution.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:16 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:28 am.

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 9TH to 16TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded no volcanic earthquakes this week.
Measurements of the SO2 flux were made using the helicopter on 9 February. A total of ten traverses beneath the plume were carried out, with an average SO2 flux of 293 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.

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A relatively dry and stable airmass associated with a weak high-pressure ridge will continue to restrict any meaningful shower activity across the area today and tonight. WEATHER: Mostly sunny skies today with only a slight chance of a brief shower becoming fair to partly cloudy in general tonight with a low chance for showers.
WINDS: ENE at 15-26km/h or 8-14kts with lighter spells overnight.. SEAS: Moderate to locally rough, swells 1.2-1.8m or 4-6ft. Small craft operators and sea bathers should continue to exercise caution.. SUNSET TODAY: 6:16 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:28 am.
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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley

SYNOPSIS: A dominant and stationary high pressure system will continue to generate a strong trade wind flow across the area and elevated seas. Weak instability influence by these strong wind could interrupt normal conditions and trigger a few passing showers.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy with a moderate or 40 percent chance of showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a moderate or 40 percent chance of showers.

WINDS: Easterly at 26 to 37 km/h or 14 to 20 kts with higher gusts possible over coastal waters and in showers.

SEAS: Moderate to locally rough with wave heights of 1.8 to 2.7 m or 6 to 9 feet. Warning remains in effect for small craft operators small craft operators and sea bathers.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:15 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:30 am. 

HERE’S THE LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT FROM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, 2018 TO SATURDAY MARCH 3RD, 2O18

by Shirlian Queeley
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM Seas. NE 9 to 11' N 9 to 10' Winds. NE 24 to 28+ especially in rain squalls.NE 20 to 24 MPH. Skies. Light rains off and on most of the day.. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM Seas.. are N 8 to 9' N 7 to 8 feet. Winds.. are Easterly 18 to 21 E 20 to 23 MPH. Skies.. are SUNNY with some light PM showers. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM Seas.. are N6 to 8' N 6 to 7 feet. Winds.. are North-easterly 12 to 16 E 12 to 16 MPH. Skies.. are SUNNY. SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25TH, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM. Seas.. are N 5 to 6' N 4 to 5 feet. Winds.. are Easterly 15 to 16 E 12 to 15 MPH. Skies.. are partly Sunny. MONDAY FEBRUARY 26TH, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM Seas.. are N 4 to 5' N 4 to 5 feet. Winds.. are Easterly 17 to 20 E 15 to 18 MPH. Skies.. will have light AM rain and partly cloudy PM. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27TH, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM Seas.. are N4 to 6' N 4 to 6 feet. Winds.. are Easterly 17 to 19 E 17 to 19 MPH. Skies.. are partly SUNNY with light PM. showers. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM Seas.. are N 5 to 6' N 5 to 6 feet. Winds.. are North-easterly 17 to 19 NE 15 to 16 MPH. Skies.. are SUNNY THURSDAY MARCH 1ST, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM Seas.. are N 6 to 7' N 6 feet. Winds.. are Easterly 13 to 15 E 12 to 14 MPH. Skies.. are partly cloudy most of the day. FRIDAY MARCH 2ND, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM Seas.. are Northerly 5 to 6' N 4 to 5 feet. Winds.. are Easterly 10 to 12 E 4 to 5 MPH. Skies.. SUNNY ALL DAY. SATURDAY MARCH 3RD, 2018 FROM 6AM TO 6PM Seas.. are Northerly 4 to 6' N 4 to 5 feet. Winds.. are North-easterly 5 to 6 SE 4 MPH. Skies.. Partly Cloudy.

HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley

SYNOPSIS: Fresh to strong gusty winds will maintain hazardous seas, which will continue to disrupt mainly marine activities. The winds will also be disruptive, at times, and cause weak unsettled atmospheric conditions. Special marine statements have been issued.

WEATHER TODAY: Occasionally cloudy with brief showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Occasionally cloudy with a 70 percent or a high chance of brief showers.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: Given the forecast, small craft operators should stay in port and beachgoers should avoid the waters on the northern sides of the islands and exercise caution elsewhere.

WINDS: East-northeast at 28 to 41 km/h or 15 to 22 knots, occasionally higher in some places and gusting to near 59 km/h or 32 knots at times. The winds will start to decline later today.

SEAS: Moderate to rough with significant wave heights of 2.5 to 3 metres or 8 to 10 feet, occasionally reaching 3.5 metres or 12 feet. Given the forecast, small craft operators should stay in port and beachgoers should avoid the waters on the northern sides of the islands and exercise caution elsewhere.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:15 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:31 am.

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: Moisture embedded in moderate to fresh winds along with a weakened frontal boundary providing some instability in the atmosphere over the region will heighten the chance of showers over the islands. WEATHER:
TODAY: Mostly cloudy with a high or 70 percent chance of showers. TONIGHT: Cloudy with showers. WINDS: ENE at 26-37 km/h or 14-20kts over land and reaching near 41 km/h or 22kts over coastal waters. Some gusts reaching near gale or 30kts are also possible. SEAS: Rough heights 2.4-2.8m or 8-9ft. A warning remains in effect for small craft operators against hazardous conditions and sea bathers should exercise caution. SUNSET TODAY: 6:14 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:31 am.