Month: May 2018

TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM FRIDAY JUNE 1ST, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A weak tropical wave is likely to generate some unstable weather conditions overnight. Otherwise, the Atlantic high pressure system will be the dominant feature keeping shower activity to a minimum. WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny skies with a 20 percent or a slight chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent or a moderate chance of showers. WINDS: East to east- southeasterly with speeds ranging between 19 to 28 km/h or 10 to 15 knots. SEAS: Slight to Moderate with significant wave heights of 0.9 to 1.5 metres or 3 to 5 feet. SUNSET TODAY: 6:39 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:36 am.

TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM THURSDAY MAY 31ST, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: Ridge of high pressure along with little available moisture will continue to restrict significant shower activity across the Northeast Caribbean. Only some light showers are possible during the morning as the tradewinds drive some low-level cloud patches across the region. WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny to cloudy with a 40 percent or a moderate chance of light and brief showers during the morning and partly sunny during the afternoon with a 20 percent or slight chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Mostly fair with a 20 percent or slight chance of showers. WINDS: Easterly at 15 to 28 km/h or 08 to 15 knots.. SEAS: Moderate, significant wave heights 1.5 meters or 5 feet. SUNSET TODAY: 6:38 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:36 am. Please continue to monitor ZJB Radio, DMCA’s website at www.dmca.gov.ms and Facebook at Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency-DMCA for regular updates.

TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY MAY 30TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: Moisture and instability associated with a weak surface trough will maintain unsettled weather conditions over and around the islands today and tonight. WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy skies with a 50 percent or moderate chance for showers mainly during the morning.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies with 50 percent or moderate chance for late night showers. WINDS: East at 19 to 30 km/h or 10 to 16 knots with higher gusts over open waters.. SEAS: Moderate with significant wave heights of 1.2 to 1.5 metres or 3 to 5 feet.. SUNSET TODAY: 6:38 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:36 am. Please continue to monitor ZJB Radio, DMCA’s website at www.dmca.gov.ms and Facebook at Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency-DMCA for regular updates.

MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 18TH TO MAY 25 TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded one rockfall and three volcano-tectonic earthquakes this week.
There have been no measurements of the SO2 flux to report since 17 April. 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. Please continue to monitor ZJB Radio, DMCA’s website at www.dmca.gov.ms and Facebook at Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency-DMCA for regular updates. 

TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY MAY 29TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: Converging air, due to a surface to low level trough, will likely cause the atmosphere to become a bit unsettled, mainly tonight. WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny with a 40 percent or a moderate chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 60 percent or a moderate chance of showers. WINDS: East at 22 to 33 km/h or 12 to 18 knots with occasional strong gusts. SEAS: Slight to moderate with significant wave heights of 1 to 1.5 metres or 3 to 5 feet. SUNSET TODAY: 6:38 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:36 am.

HERE’S THE LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT FROM MONDAY MAY 28TH, 2018 TO SUNDAY JUNE 3RD, 2O18

by Shirlian Queeley
Monday May 28th, 2018.. 6AM. 6PM.. Seas.. are 3 to 4 feet. 3 to 4 feet height. Winds.. are East @ 12 to 16. Easterly @ 12 to 16 MPH. Skies.. are Sunny ..
Tuesday May 29th, 2018 6AM. 6PM.. Seas.. are 3 to 4 feet. 3 to 4 feet height. Winds.. are East @ 12 . Easterly @ 12 to 16 MPH. Skies.. are Sunny with a few light passing showers. Wednesday May 30th, 2018 6AM. 6PM. Seas.. are 3 to 4 feet. 3 to 4 feet height. Winds.. are East @ 12 to 16.East-south-easterly @ 8 to 12 MPH. Skies.. are Sunny with a few light AM. passing showers.. Thursday May 31st, 2018 6AM. 6PM. Seas.. are 3 feet. 2 to 3 feet height. Winds.. are ESE @ 8 to 12. Easterly @ 8 MPH. Skies.. are Partly Cloudy.. Friday June 1st, 2018 6AM. 6PM. Seas.. are 2 to 3 feet. 2 to 3 feet height. Winds.. are SE @ 8 t South-easterly @ 8 to 12 MPH. Skies.. are Partly cloudy.. Saturday June 2nd, 2018.. 6AM. 6PM. Seas.. are 3 feet. Northerly Seas starting PM. 3 feet height. Winds.. are ESE @ 12. ESE @ 12 to 16 MPH. Skies.. are Partly Cloudy.. Sunday June 3rd, 2018 6AM. 6PM. Seas.. are N 3 to 4 feet. N 4 to 5 feet height. Winds. are E 16 to 20. E 16 to 20 MPH. Skies. Partly Cloudy.. Please continue to monitor ZJB Radio, DMCA’s website at www.dmca.gov.ms and Facebook at Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency-DMCA for regular updates. 

TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM SATURDAY MAY 26TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: High pressure and a fairly stable airmass will continue to restrict significant shower activity across the islands. WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny with a 30 percent or a low chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent or low chance of showers. WINDS: Easterly at 19 to 28 km/h or 10 to 15 knots.. SEAS: Moderate, significant wave heights 1.5 meters or 5 feet.. SUNSET TODAY: 6:37 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:36 am. Please continue to monitor ZJB Radio, DMCA’s website at www.dmca.gov.ms and Facebook at Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency-DMCA for regular updates.

TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM FRIDAY MAY 25TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: Dominant high pressure will continue to restrict significant shower activity across the region. However, some shallow pockets of moisture embedded in the prevailing gentle to moderate flow will maintain a moderate chance of brief and light showers across the islands during the morning and night-time hours. WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny with a 40 percent or a moderate chance of showers during the morning and a 20 percent or slight chance of showers during the afternoon.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent or a moderate chance of some more light and brief showers. WINDS: Easterly at 13 to 26 km/h or 07 to 14 knots.. SEAS: Moderate, significant wave heights 1.5 meters or 5 feet. SUNSET TODAY: 6:36 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:36 am. Please continue to monitor ZJB Radio, DMCA’s website at www.dmca.gov.ms and Facebook at Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency-DMCA for regular updates.

MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 11TH TO MAY 18TH, 2018.

by Shirlian Queeley
Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded one rockfall and one volcano-tectonic earthquake this week.
There have been no measurements of the SO2 flux to report since 17 April. 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. Please continue to monitor ZJB Radio, DMCA’s website at www.dmca.gov.ms and Facebook at Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency-DMCA for regular updates.