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Tropical wave may cause showers tonight

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Residents are being advised that the British Virgin Islands might experience effects from a tropical wave tonight.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) made the announcement in a media relaease today, October 24.

The territory has been experiencing relatively continuous rainfall during what weather officials describe as a very active hurricane season.

So far this season, the territory has experience three major weather events — a tropical storm in August, and two catergory 5 hurricanes last month.

Here is the full media release from the DDM:

A tropical wave will interact with an upper level trough to increase the chance of showers over the islands tonight. Today’s weather will be partly cloudy with a 20 percent or slight chance of showers.

Tonight, the weather will be partly cloudy with a 40 percent or moderate chance of showers.

Winds: East at six to eight knots over land and up to 10 knots over open waters.

Seas: Slight waves of three to four feet.

Atmospheric Pressure: Near normal

Sunset today: 5:50pm

Sunrise tomorrow: 6:15am

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