SYNOPSIS: A moderate to fresh trade wind flow generated by a high-pressure system could transport pockets of low-level moisture over and around the islands, which could lead to a moderate chance of showers later today into tonight.
WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny with a 20 percent or a slight chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Generally fair
WINDS: East with speeds ranging between 19 to 30 km/h or 10 to 16 knots.
SEAS: 0.9 to 1.5 metres or 3 to 5 feet.
Sunset Today: 6:25 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am.
HIGH: 32°C/ 90°F
LOW: 23°C/73° F
Operations and Logistics Officer at the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) Kelvin White represented Montserrat at the 10th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).
Mr White participation at the meeting is quite timely and relevant as the DMCA has already started preparations for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is less than two months away.
The seismic network recorded 14 VT events this week.
This included a brief VT swarm on the 10th of April.
There are no measurements of the SO2 flux to report since the 12th of March.
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.
WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny with a 20 percent or slight chance of a brief passing shower
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent or slight chance of a brief passing shower
WINDS: East-southeast at 8 to 14 knots or 15 to 26 km/h becoming more easterly by tonight.
SEAS: 1.2 to 1.8 meters or 4 to 6 feet.
Sunset Today: 6:24 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:56 am.
HIGH: 30 °C/ 86°F
LOW: 22°C/72° F
Lead Researcher/Forecaster Phillip Klotzbach of the Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project released his forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season saying a near-average or slightly below-average hurricane season is anticipated.
Klotzbach, a Meteorologist at Colorado State University, disclosed that while the number of named storms is forecast to be above average, the total number of days with tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes is all expected to be below average.
The CSU team is predicting 13 named storms, five of which will become hurricanes and two of which will be category three to five storms with wind speeds of 111 miles per hour or greater.
AccuWeather also released their predictions, as well as, which roughly agree with CSU's. It predicted 12 to 14 named storms, five to seven hurricanes and two to four high-powered hurricanes.
AccuWeather Atlantic Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said this year, they think that there will be a few less tropical storms and lower numbers in hurricanes, but again, the old saying is 'it only takes one'.
NO MATTER THE SEASONAL OUTLOOK, NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE! IT ONLY TAKES ONE STORM TO BRING LOSS OF LIFE, EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AND CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES FOREVER!