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Beryl passing | Unstable weather now affecting BVI

A blanket of white mist is observed from the vantage point of a hill overlooking a section of Tortola mid-morning today, July 9.

Residents are being told to brace for unstable weather as the British Virgin Islands begins to experience the effects of the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said there is 80 percent or higher chance of showers and a moderate chance of thunderstorms today, July 9.

The territory could experience two to three inches or rain, and that height can be higher in some locations.

A high wind advisory also remains in effect in the territory.

“A high wind advisory means winds of 22 to 27 knots with higher gusts, in this case, are imminent but are not strong enough to warrant a high wind warning.”

“Wind of this strength could make some outdoor activities uncomfortable, if not outright dangerous. High winds can create dangerous fallen or blowing objects. Residents should secure loose outdoor items, which can be blown away, and caution should be taken if driving,” the DDM said.

Sea conditions are also forecast to be rough with waves and swells of eight to 10 feet.

The DDM said warnings are still in effect for small craft operators and sea bathers.

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