The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, in its morning weather forecast, states that a slack pressure gradient will continue to generate light winds over the area today. Whilst the morning period will be generally stable, daytime heating is expected to generate some unsettled conditions. Cloudy periods with showers and possible isolated thunderstorm activity could occur during the afternoon period. Hence, the weather today will be partly sunny then becoming increasingly cloudy with a 70% or a high chance of showers and a slight or a 20% chance of thunderstorms.
The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) is urging residents to be careful in areas prone to landslides and rockfalls and take the necessary precautions as the soils are already saturated from previous rainfall.
Residents should exercise extreme caution when crossing the Belham Valley River as Lahars/mudflows can occur at any time without warning due to a significant amount of rainfall.
Wet weather driving can be hazardous, causing skidding and motorists need to be extra careful when driving in these conditions.
There’s the potential for flash floods in some areas due the fact that the ground is already saturated from previous rainfall. Hence, residents should exercise extreme caution in flash flood-prone areas during heavy rainfall, and every effort must be made to avoid those areas as much as possible.
Below, the rest of Tonight’s Weather Forecast for Montserrat – Monday October 18, 2021:
Winds: Variable at 9 to 17 km//h or 6 to 12 mph and becoming calm at times.
Seas: Not exceeding 1.2 metres or 4 feet.Sunset today: 5:46 pm.
Weather Report: Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological ServicesPatrice Edwards-Forecaster