The BVI experienced a considerable amount of flooding Thursday night from a tropical wave that was affecting the area.
Authorities have not given any official word on the height of the waters which were dumped during Thursday’s heavy rains. But, flood waters climbed at least a few inches in certain sections of the territory.
Purcell Estate and Sea Cows Bay on Tortola were observed as one of the areas that received what can be described as notable flooding.
However, up to press time, there were no known reports of property damage as a result of Thursday’s heavy rains. The waters, however, deposited rocks and soil on some sections of the territory’s roadways.
The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service had issued flash flood advisory at 4pm on Thursday.
Improved weather conditions
The said meteorological office has now forecast improved weather conditions for Friday, August 31.
It said: “As a tropical wave moves further away from the Leewards, it has now been replaced by a drier and more stable atmosphere associated with a high-pressure ridge which will restrict shower activity over and around the area today and tonight. Meanwhile trailing moisture from this wave will maintain a moderate chance for showers across the BVI.”
The meteorological office said there is a moderate chance or showers for Friday and a slight chance of showers for Friday night.
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