Day: August 19, 2019

MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO) WEEKLY REPORT FOR JULY 09TH TO JULY 16TH, 2019

by Shirlian Queeley
Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low. The seismic network has recorded six volcano tectonic earthquakes this week. Six traverses were done using the boat traverse method to measure the SO2 flux values on the 13th August. The average flux measured was 128 t/d.
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, therefore caution should be exercised when 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 DMCA ’s facebook page -Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency -DMCA, twitter - https://twitter.com/DMCA_MONTSERRAT and our website – www.dmca.gov.ms and ZJB Radio Montserrat for regular updates.

THE EMERALD ISLE WILL BE EXPERIENCING ANOTHER HOT DAY TO START THE WEEK – 91 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT; REMEMBER TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND SEEK OUT SHADE

by Shirlian Queeley

THE LOCAL WEATHER FOR TODAY TUESDAY 19TH AUGUST 2019

WEATHER SYNOPSIS : High pressure coupled with slightly hazy conditions will keep shower activity to a minimum for the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, light winds associated with a slack pressure gradient will keep the atmosphere relatively warm.

WEATHER TODAY: Sunny to partly sunny with a 20 percent or a slight chance of showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent or a low chance of early morning showers.

WINDS: East with speeds ranging between 15 to 26 km/h or 8 to 14 knots and occasionally becoming lighter.

SEAS: 0.9 to 1.5 metres or 3 to 5 feet.

Sunset today: 6:32 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:54 am.

TODAY'S TEMPS:

HIGH: 33°C/ 91°F

LOW: 24°C/ 75° F

7 DAY MONTSERRAT MARINE WEATHER FORECAST MONDAY, AUGUST 19TH ,2019 TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH,2019

by Shirlian Queeley

Monday, 19 August 2019  6AM. 6PM. SEAS: 1.1M. or 3'6" 1M. or 3'3" Winds: E @ 10 with wind gusts up to 21MPH.. E 12 to 16 MPH.. Skies: Partly Cloudy, with a chance of some morning rain.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 SEAS: 1M. or3'3" 1M. or 3'3" WINDS: E @ 12 with wind gusts up to 17MPH.. E 14 to 19 MPH.. SKIES: SUNNY and HOT.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 SEAS: 1.1M. or 3'6" 1.1M. or 3'6" Winds: E @ 15 with wind gusts up to 20 MPH.. E 15 to 20 MPH.. SKIES: SUNNY and HOT.

Thursday, 22 August 2019 SEAS: 1.1M. or 3'6" 1.1M. or 3'6" WINDS: E @ 13 with wind gusts up to 19 MPH.. E 14 to 20 MPH.. SKIES: SUNNY and HOT.

Friday, 23 August 2019 SEAS:1.1M. or 3'6" 1M. or 3'3" WINDS: E @ 14 with wind gusts up to 19 MPH.. E 15 to 26 MPH.. SKIES: SUNNY with late afternoon showers.

Saturday, 24 August 2019 SEAS: 1.2M. or 3'9" 1.2M. or 3'9" WINDS: E @ 15 with wind gusts up to 28 MPH.. E 14 to 23 MPH.. SKIES: SUNNY and HOT.

Sunday, 25 August 2019 SEAS: 1.3M. or 4'2" 1M. or 3'3" WINDS: E @ 16 with wind gusts up to 21 MPH.. E 13 to 18 MPH.. SKIES :are partly cloudy with a chance of a midday shower.