Month: June 2018

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

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A fairly tight pressure gradient will maintain moderate to fresh winds across the region which have started to elevate the seas. Meanwhile, an airmass low on moisture and instability will keep the chance of showers low across the islands while a thin layer of Saharan dust entering the region will keep the environment somewhat hazy. WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny and slightly hazy with a 30 percent or low chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and slightly hazy with a 10 percent or slight chance of showers. WINDS: Easterly at 22 to 33 km/h or 12 to 18 knots with strong gusts reaching 46 km/h or 25 knots.. SEAS: Moderate, significant wave heights 1.5 to 1.8 meters or 5 to 6 feet. Small craft operators should continue to exercise caution especially on the Atlantic side of the island.. SUNSET TODAY: 6:46 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:40 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 JUNE 27, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A surface high pressure will generate a moderate to fresh wind flow across the region. The wind will promote elevated seas across the area. WEATHER TODAY: Sunny and hazy with a 20 percent or slight chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and hazy with a 10 percent or slight chance of showers. WINDS: East 26 to 37 km/h or 14 to 20 knots and could reach up to 41 km/h or 22 knots over coastal waters.. SEAS: Moderate to rough with significant wave heights 1.8 to 2.4 metres or 6 to 8 feet. A small craft advisory remains in effect for above normal seas and strong gusty winds.. SUNSET TODAY: 6:46 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:39 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 JUNE 15TH TO JUNE 22ND, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded two volcano-tectonic earthquakes this week.
There have been no measurements of the SO2 flux to report since 30 May. 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 JUNE 25, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A surface high pressure will generate a moderate to fresh wind flow across the region. The wind will promote elevated seas across the area. WEATHER TODAY: Sunny and hazy with a 20 percent or slight chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and hazy with a 10 percent or slight chance of showers. WINDS: East 26 to 37 km/h or 14 to 20 knots and could reach up to 41 km/h or 22 knots over coastal waters.. SEAS: Moderate to rough with significant wave heights 1.8 to 2.4 metres or 6 to 8 feet. A small craft advisory remains in effect for above normal seas and strong gusty winds.. SUNSET TODAY: 6:46 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:39 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. 

HERE’S THE LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT FROM MONDAY JUNE 27TH, 2018 TO SUNDAY JUNE 31ST, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
Monday June 25th, 2018 6AM 6PM Seas.. are 5 to 7 5 to 6 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 16 to 20 E @16 MPH. Skies.. Partly Cloudy, as a Tropical Wave will pass us later today.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 6AM 6PM Seas.. are 5 to 6 4 to 5 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 16 E @16 MPH. Skies.. Partly Cloudy. Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 6AM 6PM Seas.. are 4 3 to 4 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 to 16 E @ 8 to 12 MPH. Skies.. Partly Cloudy. Thursday, June 28th, 2018 6AM 6PM Seas.. are 3 to 4' 3 to 4 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 E @12 MPH. Skies.. Cloudy. Friday, June 29th, 2018 6AM 6PM Seas.. are 3 to 4 ' 3 to 4 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 to 16 E @12 to 16 MPH. Skies.. Partly Cloudy with a Tropical Wave Passing. Saturday, June 30th, 2018 6AM 6PM Seas.. are 3 to 4' 4 to 5 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 to 16 E @12 to 16 MPH. Skies.. Cloudy, Sunday, June 31st, 2018 Seas.. are 4 to 5' 4 to 5 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 to 18 E @16 to 20 MPH. Skies.. Cloudy, with AM. rains as a Tropical Wave passes. 

TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM FRIDAY JUNE 22ND, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: Weak unstable conditions are affecting portions of the Leeward Islands and British Virgin Islands. This will increase the chances for cloudiness and showers today and tonight. Meanwhile, an approaching tropical wave will enhance cloudiness and showers across the Islands over the next twenty-four hours. WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent or moderate chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy to cloudy with a 60 percent or moderate chance of showers WINDS: East - southeast at 15-28 km/h or 8-15 knots. SEAS: Moderate with significant wave height 1.5 metres or 5 feet. SUNSET TODAY: 6:45 pm SUNRISE TOMORROW : 5:38 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 JUNE 8TH TO 15TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded two volcano-tectonic earthquakes this week.
There have been no measurements of the SO2 flux to report since 30 May. 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. SOURCE: MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO)

TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY JUNE 19TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: The sub-tropical high pressure system is the dominant feature across the area and no significant shower activity is anticipated over the next 24hrs. WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny with a 30 percent or a low chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent or a low chance of showers. WINDS: East-southeast with speeds ranging between 19 to 30 km/h or 10 to 16 knots. SEAS: Moderate with significant wave heights of 0.9 to 1.5 metres or 3 to 5 feet. SUNSET TODAY: 6:44 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:37 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.

HERE’S THE LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT FROM MONDAY JUNE 18TH, 2018 TO SUNDAY JUNE 24TH, 2018

by Shirlian Queeley
Monday June 18th, 2018 6AM 6PM. Seas.. are 3 to 4 3 to 4 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 S E @12 MPH. Skies.. mainly Cloudy.
Tuesday June 19th, 2018 6AM 6PM. Seas.. are 3 to 4 3 to 4 feet high. Winds.. are South-easterly @ 12 SE @12 MPH. Skies.. mainly cloudy with PM. rain. Wednesday June 20th, 2018 6AM 6PM. Seas.. are 3 to 4 3 feet high. Winds.. are South-easterly @ 12 SE @12 MPH. Skies.. Partly Cloudy. Thursday June 21st, 2018 6AM 6PM Seas.. are 3' 3 to 4 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 E @12 MPH. Skies.. Cloudy. Friday June 22nd, 2018 6AM 6PM. Seas.. are 4 ' 3 to 4 feet high. Winds.. are South-easterly @ 12 to 16 SE @12 to 16 MPH. Skies.. Cloudy with day time rain squalls. Saturday June 23rd, 2018 6AM 6PM. Seas.. are 3' 3 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 12 ESE @12 MPH. Skies.. Partly cloudy in AM Sunny in PM. Sunday June 24th, 2018 6AM 6PM. Seas.. are 4 to 5' 4 to 5 feet high. Winds.. are Easterly @ 15 to 20 E @ 15 MPH to 20 MPH Skies.. 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.