HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Despite the fact that the high pressure system has slightly weakened, it will still maintain relatively high winds and rough seas over and around the islands today and tonight. However, lack of atmospheric moisture will result in a noticeable reduction in shower activity during that time.

WEATHER: Partly sunny skies today and fair to partly cloudy skies tonight with only a slight chance of a brief passing shower.

WINDS: ENE at 22-37km/h or 12-20kts with higher gusts over open waters..

SEAS: Rough, swells 2.4-3.1m or 8-10ft. Warnings remain in place for small craft operators and sea bathers against hazardous sea conditions..

SUNSET TODAY: 6:12 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:35 am. Continue reading

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DUE TO AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF EARTHQUAKES IN AND AROUND THE REGION, THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT COORDINATION AGENCY (DMCA) IS URGING RESIDENTS TO BE PREPARED IN THE EVENT OF AN EARTHQUAKE IMPACTING THE ISLAND.

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DUE TO AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF EARTHQUAKES IN AND AROUND THE REGION, THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT COORDINATION AGENCY (DMCA) IS URGING RESIDENTS TO BE PREPARED IN THE EVENT OF AN EARTHQUAKE IMPACTING THE ISLAND.

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RESIDENTS ON MONTSERRAT ARE ADVISED THAT WARNINGS REMAIN FIRMLY IN PLACE FOR HAZARDOUS SEA CONDITIONS AND SMALL CRAFTS SHOULD STAY IN PORT AND SEA BATHERS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID COASTAL WATERS ESPECIALLY ON THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SIDE OF THE ISLANDS

HERE’S THE REST OF TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A tight pressure gradient associated with a strong surface high pressure system will continue to generate fresh to strong breeze across the area. Pockets of moisture caught in this wind flow will likely result in brief showers over and around the islands. Additionally, seas will remain hazardous for the entire forecast period and residents are urged to please take note of the advisories and warnings issued.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny becoming cloudy at times with scattered brief passing showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with scattered brief passing showers also likely.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: WARNINGS REMAIN FIRMLY IN PLACE. SMALL CRAFTS SHOULD STAY IN PORT AND SEA BATHERS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID COASTAL WATERS ESPECIALLY ON THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SIDE OF THE ISLANDS.

WINDS: East-northeasterly to northeasterly ranging between 26 to 46 km/h or 14 to 25 knots with higher gust over open waters and occasionally gusting higher in showers.

SEAS: Rough with wave heights 3.1 to 4.3 meters or 10 to 14 feet. WARNINGS REMAIN FIRMLY IN PLACE. SMALL CRAFTS SHOULD STAY IN PORT AND SEA BATHERS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID COASTAL WATERS ESPECIALLY ON THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SIDE OF THE ISLANDS. Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 2ND TO 9TH, 2018

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low.

The seismic network recorded no volcanic earthquakes this week.

Measurements of the SO2 flux were made using the helicopter on 5 February. A total of ten traverses beneath the plume were carried out, with an average SO2 flux of 319 tonnes per day.

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.

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HERE’S THE LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT FROM MONDAY FEBRUARY 12TH, 2018 TO FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16TH, 2O18

MONDAY FEBRUARY 12TH, 2018
Seas.. are 8 to 12′ 8 to 12 feet..
Winds.. are North-easterly gusting @ 20+ N E 20 MPH.
Skies.. are Partly Sunny with a few passing showers..

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13TH, 2018
Seas.. are 8 to 12′ 8 to 12 feet..
Winds.. are North-easterly @ 20+ N E 20 MPH.
Skies.. are Sunny with a few passing showers..

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH, 2018
Seas.. are 8 to 10′ 7 to 8 feet..
Winds.. are North-easterly @ 20 N E 16 MPH.
Skies.. are Sunny with overnight showers..

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018
Seas.. are 6 to 8′ 6 to 8 feet..
Winds.. are North-easterly @ 16 to 20 N E 16 MPH.
Skies.. are Sunny with light AM. showers..

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16TH, 2018
Seas.. are 6 to 8′ 6 to 7 feet..
Winds.. are Easterly @ 18 to 20 E 18 to 20 MPH.
Skies.. are partly cloudy with AM. rain.. Continue reading

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10TH, 201

SYNOPSIS: Moderate to fresh winds associated with a steep pressure gradient will continue to transport shallow moisture pockets across the region and, with some weak instability present from a weak low level trough, the chance of showers will remain at a moderate level.

WEATHER:

TODAY: Partly sunny to cloudy with a moderate or 50 percent chance of showers.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy to cloudy with the chance of showers remaining at moderate.

WINDS: ENE at 22-33 km/h or 12-18kts over land and increasing at times to near 37 km/h or 20kts over coastal waters. Some gusts in showers are also possible.

SEAS: Rough and elevated with swells/waves 2.1-2.8m or 7-9ft. Warnings remain in effect for small craft operators and sea bathers against hazardous sea conditions.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:10 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:37 am. Continue reading

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A fresh to brisk trade wind flow generated by a strong high-pressure system will continue to generate rough seas as well as transport low-level patches over and around the islands today and tonight, thus maintaining a moderate chance for showers.

WEATHER: Partly sunny skies today and fair to partly cloudy skies tonight with periods of quick passing showers developing.

WINDS: ENE at 26-41km/h or 14-22kts increasing to 48km/h or 26kts over open waters with higher gusts during showers.

SEAS: Rough, swells 2.1-3.1m or 7-10ft. Warnings remain in place for small craft operators and sea bathers against hazardous sea conditions.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:09 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:37 am. Continue reading

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE IN THE ATLANTIC WILL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE BREEZY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. PATCHES OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE EMBEDDED IN THE TRADE WIND FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA PRODUCING BRIEF PERIODS OF PASSING SHOWERS ACROSS THE ISLANDS. THE COMBINATION OF HIGH WINDS AND NORTHERLY SWELLS WILL SUPPORT HAZARDOUS SEA CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA.

WEATHER: TODAY: PARTLY CLOUDY. FEW PASSING SHOWERS COULD ALSO DEVELOP. TONIGHT: PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FEW PASSING SHOWERS.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: WARNING IS IN PLACE FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS.

WINDS: ENE – E 12-18KTS OR 22-33 KM/H AND REACHING TO 22-24KTS OR 41 TO 44 KM/H OVER COASTAL WATERS WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN SHOWERS.

SEAS: ROUGH WITH SWELLS 2.4 TO 3.4 M OR 8 TO 11 FT. WARNING IS IN PLACE FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:09 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:38 am.

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HERE’S TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FOR MONTSERRAT VALID UP TO 8 PM WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7TH, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Pockets of moisture caught in a moderate to fresh trade wind flow will likely result in brief showers over and around the islands. Further elevated seas are also expected due to the increase in wind speeds.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny with a 50 percent or moderate chance of brief showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with 50 percent or moderate chance of brief showers.

WINDS: East-northeasterly to northeasterly ranging between 14 to 37 km/h or 12 to 20 knots and occasionally gusting higher in showers.

SEAS: Rough with wave heights 1.8 to 3.1 meters or 6 to 10 feet. WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS AGAINST HAZARDOUS SEA CONDITIONS.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:08 pm. SUNRISE TOMORROW: 6:38 am.  Continue reading

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