TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM THURSDAY JULY 11TH, 2019

SYNOPSIS: High pressure along with relatively dry air dominating the region will continue to restrict shower activity across the islands.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent or low chance of showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Mostly fair with a 20 percent or slight chance of showers.

WINDS: Easterly at 15 to 28 km/h or 8 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.5 metres or 5 feet.

Sunset Today: 6:46 pm.    Sunrise tomorrow: 5:43 am. Continue reading

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PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY CHALLENGES SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FROM SAHARAN DUST

SAHARAN DUST AIR QUALITY BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES

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 sensitive people, such as asthmatics. The worst AQI is expected TODAY Tuesday, July 10th, 2019.

Alert Level: II
AQI: 50 to 80
AQI category: Moderate

Timing: Until Wednesday

Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups
most at risk.

Health implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants, there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

Caution: Unusually sensitive people such as active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged or heavy exertion.

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY JULY 10TH, 2019

SYNOPSIS: A high-pressure system in the vicinity, at the lower levels of the atmosphere, along with relatively dry and dusty air from the Sahara Desert will inhibit shower activity.

WEATHER TODAY: Partly sunny and hazy with a 10 percent or a slight chance of showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and hazy with a 10 percent or a slight chance of showers.

WINDS: East-southeast at 19 to 33 km/h or 10 to 18 knots.

SEAS: 1.2 to 2 metres or 4 to 6 feet.

Sunset Today: 6:47 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:43 am. Continue reading

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50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS TODAY DUE TO THE PASSAGE OF A TROPICAL WAVE

HERE’S THE REST OF TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM SATURDAY JULY 6TH, 2019

SYNOPSIS: Lingering moisture and instability from the passage of a tropical wave will trigger a few more cloudiness and showers across the area. Improvements are expected later today and tonight. Meanwhile, seas remain hazardous and a small craft caution is in effect.

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

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

WINDS: East at 12 to 16 knots or 22 to 30 km/h.

SEAS: 1.5 to 2.1 meters or 5 to 7 feet. The small craft caution is in effect.

Sunset Today: 6:46 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:42 am.

TODAY’S TEMPS:

HIGH: 31°C/ 88°F

LOW: 23°C/73° F Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM THURSDAY JULY 4TH, 2019

Synopsis: A weak surface to low-level trough traversing the region this morning will increase the chance of showers to moderate. Later this afternoon and tonight, dry air moving into the area will restrict the chance of showers.

Weather today: Partly sunny to cloudy with a 60 percent or moderate chance of showers.

Weather tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent or slight chance of showers.

Winds: Easterly today then becoming East-southeast tonight at 13 to 30 km/h or 7 to 16 knots.

Seas: 1 to 1.2 metres or 3 to 4 feet.

Sunset Today: 6:46 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:41 am.

TODAY’S TEMPS:

HIGH: 29°C/ 84°F

LOW: 26°C/79° F Continue reading

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DMCA TO HOST HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS MEETING WITH SENIOR CITIZENS ON ISLAND WEDNESDAY

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) will hold a hurricane preparedness meeting with members of the Evergreen Senior Citizens Group and residents of the Look Out Warden Supported Compound on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019.

The meeting will be held at the Look Out Warden Supported Community Centre at 2:00 pm.

Staff at the DMCA will share preparedness information to help our senior citizens be aware of, and prepare for, the impacts of tropical storms and hurricanes.

All Senior citizens on the island are invited to the meeting.

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A HOT DAY FOR MONTSERRAT AS MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE TOUCHES 93°F OR 34°C

HERE’S THE REST OF THE TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY JULY 3RD, 2019

SYNOPSIS: High pressure along with low moisture levels will keep shower activity to a minimum for the forecast period.

WEATHER TODAY: Fair to Partly sunny with a 30 percent or a low chance of showers

WEATHER TONIGHT: Fair to partly cloudy with a 20 percent or a slight chance of showers

WINDS: East with speeds ranging between 15 to 28 km/h or 08 to 15 knots with lighter spells.

SEAS: not exceeding 1.5 metres or 5 feet.

Sunset Today: 6:46 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:41 am.

TODAY’S TEMPS:

HIGH: 34°C/ 93°F

LOW: 26°C/79° F Continue reading

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MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MV0) WEEKLY REPORT JUNE 16TH, 2019 TO JUNE 28TH, 2019

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low.

The seismic network recorded two Volcano Tectonic (VT) events 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 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. Continue reading

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TODAY’S LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST VALID UP TO 8 AM TUESDAY JULY 1ST, 2019

SYNOPSIS: High pressure along with a dry and stable atmosphere will maintain for the most a low chance of showers across the region.

Weather today: Partly sunny with a 30 percent or low chance of showers.

WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent or slight chance of showers.

WINDS: Easterly at 13 to 28 km/h or 7 to 15 knots.

SEAS: 1.2 to 1.5 metres or 4 to 5 feet.

Sunset Today: 6:46 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:41 am.

TODAY’S TEMPS:

HIGH: 29°C/ 84°F

LOW: 26°C/79° F Continue reading

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7 DAY MONTSERRAT MARINE WEATHER FORECAST MON. JULY. 1ST, 2019 TO SUN. JULY 7TH, 2019

 

Monday, July 1st, 2019 6AM. 6PM. Seas: 1.5 to 1.6M or 4’10” to 5′ 
1.4 to 1.5M or 4’6″ to 4’10” High.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 16 MPH. E @ 14 MPH.
Skies.. are Partly Sunny for most of the day..

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
Seas: 1.2 to 1.3M or 3’6″ to 3′ 10″
1.2 to 1.3M or 3’6″ to 3’10” High.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 14 MPH. E @ 15 MPH.
Skies.. are Sunny & HOT for most of the day..

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
Seas.. are 1.2 to 1.3M or 3’6″ to 3′ 10″ 1.2 to 1.3M or 3’6″ to 3’10” High.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 14 MPH. E @ 17 MPH.
Skies.. are Sunny & HOT for most of the day..

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Seas.. are 1.6 to 1.7M or 5 to 5′ 3″ 1.7 to 1.8M or 5’3″ to 5’8″ High.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 18 MPH. E @ 19 MPH.
Skies.. will have early morning showers, Sunny in the PM..

Friday, July 5th, 2019
Seas.. are 1.9 to 2M or 5’10” to 6′ 1.5 to 1.6M or 4’10” to 5′ High.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 22MPH. E @ 14 MPH.
Skies.. are Partly Cloudy..

Saturday, July 6th, 2019
Seas.. are 1.3 to 1.4M or 3’10” to 4′ 1.3 to 1.4M or 3’10” to 4′ High.
Winds.. are Easterly @ 15MPH. E @ 15 MPH.
Skies.. are Partly Cloudy..

Sunday, July 7th, 2019
Seas.. are 1.1 to 1.3M or 3’3″ to 3’8″ 1.1 to 1.2M or 3’3″ to 3’8″ High.
Winds.. are North-easterly @ 15MPH. E @ 15 MPH.
Skies.. are Cloudy. Continue reading

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