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Schools closed due to rainy weather

At least two educational facilities have closed for the day because of rainy weather conditions.

The territory’s largest secondary school, Elmore Stoutt High announced its closure Friday morning.

Joyce Samuels Primary School in Bell Vue, Tortola is the other facility that closed because of the unstable weather.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said resident should expect scattered showers and isolated thunderstorm activity across the territory throughout the day.

“An increase in shower and thunderstorm activity is expected later tonight into Saturday as a further increase in moisture and upper-level dynamics is expected. High temperatures for today will generally range between the mid to upper 80s with east to southwest winds between 10 to 15 miles per hour with higher gusts,” the DDM said.

Small craft operators, in the meantime, are urged to “exercise caution” when sailing on BVI waters today, October 12.

The BVI is said to be experiencing increased moisture because of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which began on June 1 and will end on November 30.

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  1. Edwina says:

    The announcement was too late. Try before 8:00am next time.

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