Monthly Archives: July 2019

60% CHANCE OF FORMATION OF DISTURBANCE 2 EAST OF THE CARIBBEAN; DMCA IS URGING RESIDENTS TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM AND COMPLETE THEIR HURRICANE PLANS NOW – IMPACT IF, IS IN 5- 6 DAYS 

A broad area of shower and thunderstorm activity is associated with a tropical wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Little to no development of the wave is expected for the next few days while it moves … Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR JULY 20TH TO JULY 26TH, 2019

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded four volcano-tectonic earthquakes this week. SO2 flux measurements via traverse were not possible during the reporting period. Pyroclastic flows can occur at any time without warning on any … Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY JULY 30TH, 2019

SYNOPSIS: Lingering instability and available moisture from the passage of a tropical wave coupled with daytime warmth will continue to support an environment that favours the formation of clouds and showers over the Leewards. Later tonight and into early tomorrow, … Continue reading

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CHAINSAW PRACTICAL TRAINING AT TRANTS THIS MORNING

The practical component of the “chainsaw training workshop” was to clear the Royal Montserrat Police Force (RMPS) shooting range at Trants of trees and shrubs using the chainsaws. In the aftermath of a storm or hurricane, the use of chainsaws … Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM SATURDAY JULY 27TH, 2019

SYNOPSIS: Some shallow remnant moisture and weak instability in the atmosphere over the region will maintain a moderate chance of some light and short-lived showers across the islands. WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny to cloudy and hazy with a 50 percent … Continue reading

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SAHARAN DUST AIR QUALITY BULLETIN ISSUED BY ANTIGUA MET OFFICE; PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY CHALLENGES SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FROM SAHARAN DUST

Air Quality Index (AQI) Based on Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and 10 (PM10) Concentration. Synopsis: A fresh surge of Saharan dust has caused the AQI to drop to moderate levels. This will increase the risk of health problems for unusually … Continue reading

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70 % PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON

TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM THURSDAY JULY 25TH, 2019 SYNOPSIS: Low moisture levels and instability will maintain a low chance of showers across the region during the morning and the early part of the afternoon. Later … Continue reading

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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS MEETING ON WEDNESDAY JULY 24TH, 2019 FOR RESIDENTS IN BRADES, CUDJOE HEAD, NIXONS, ST PETERS AND SURROUNDING AREAS

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) is inviting all residents living in Brades, Nixons, Banks, Cudjoe Head, St Peters and surrounding areas to a hurricane preparedness meeting on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 at the Brades Arts and Education Centre at … Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MV0) WEEKLY REPORT JULY 12TH 2019 TO JULY 19TH 2019

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network recorded one rockfall and two volcano-tectonic earthquakes this week. Four traverses were done using the boat traverse method to measure SO2 flux values on the 08th July. The average … Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY JULY 22ND, 2019

SYNOPSIS: Notwithstanding the presence of a trough over the region, low moisture levels will continue restrict shower activity across the islands during the morning. Some moisture and instability associated with a tropical wave will move into the area this afternoon … Continue reading

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