The remnants of Kirk has regained strength and has regenerated into a tropical storm.
“Tropical-storm-force winds are expected to stay south of the territory. However, outer rain bands from the system may create unstable conditions,” the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said, noting that winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour with higher gusts are ‘possible’.
The storm may dump one to two inches of rainfall with higher amounts, the DDM also said.
Unlike other countries such as Barbados, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines, no tropical storm Warnings or Watches has been issued for the BVI.
But, a sea advisory has been issued for the territory and the DDM said the advisory can increase to a ‘Warning’ as Kirk gets closer on Friday.
“Small craft operators are asked to exercise caution and sea bathers are asked to exercise caution due to possible rip current on northern coasts,” the DDM said.
Kirk was located about 912 miles east-southeast of the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday morning.
The tropical storm was travelling westerly at 18 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.
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