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Tropical wave affects holiday activities

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Some activities planned for the holiday weekend have been affected by reports of a tropical wave affecting the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Today, June 30, is being observed as Territory Day.

According to the Government Information Service, the Territory Day celebration has been relocated, and the Fisherman’s Day competition has been postponed.

“The public is informed that the 2017 Territory Day celebrations have been relocated to the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall due to the inclement weather. The event will still be held on Friday June 30 at 9:30 am…” said the government.

It added, “The acting chief conservation officer is informing the public that the Fisherman’s Day 2017 competition and activities have been postponed due to inclement weather. A subsequent date will be announced.”

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM), in the meantime, said the tropical wave will cause more cloudy skies, with precipitation likely, and the possibility of thunderstorms across the BVI.

“Another tropical wave will reach the area on Sunday, resulting in a moderate chance of showers. Otherwise, partly cloudy skies will prevail with a slight chance of showers for most of the time,” added DDM.

It said the weather today will be mostly cloudy with a 50 percent or a moderate chance of showers, and a slight chance of thunderstorms before midday .

“Winds [will be] east-southeast at 15 to 28 km/h, or 8 to 15 knots with occasional strong gusts. Seas [will be] moderate with heights of 1.5 metres or 5 feet. Atmospheric pressure [will be] above normal,” the government-owned DDM further said.

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