Moderate to heavy showers are pouring over the British Virgin Islands — this as the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) advised of ‘unstable weather conditions’ that will affect the territory today (June 19) into tonight.
The DDM said these unstable conditions are the result of an ‘active tropical wave’ exiting the area, and what it described as a ‘mid-upper level trough’.
As the conditions continue, sections of the island of Tortola, including the Road Town capital, has experienced power outages. And, up to press time, power was not restored.
Meanwhile, the DDM said there is a 40 percent chance of showers tonight.
Wind speeds are forecast to range between 15 and 30 miles per hour while the sea activity has been forecast to be ‘moderate’.
These weather conditions have come three weeks into the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Forecasters have predicted some 16 named storms, eight hurricanes, and four major hurricanes for the season.
Government has said the territory will be fully prepared by the peak of the hurricane season, which is around August.
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