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UPDATE: Dorian still strengthening, not projected to be a direct hit to BVI

The August 26 infographic detailing the latest project path for Dorian.

Though Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to potentially be near hurricane strength by Tuesday or Wednesday, the weather system is not expected to make a direct impact with the British Virgin Islands.

In a 5 o’clock weather update on Monday morning, August 26, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said the centre of the storm was located near latitude 11.9 degrees North and longitude 56.4 degrees West.

Dorian was moving in a westerly direction near 14 miles per hour. Its maximum sustained winds are said to have increased to near 60 miles per hour with higher gusts.

“A turn toward the west-northwest is expected later today, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the centre of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late today and tonight and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday,” the DDM said.

The department said the BVI could begin experiencing wind gusts as early as Tuesday evening, August 27.

“Rain bands and squall-like conditions from Dorian is expected however, this information is subject to change as the system get closer,” the DDM added.

The DDM is advising residents to keep monitoring the system for any change in its path and intensity.

It further advised residents to review their family plans and check for items they may need.

“Check your homes, shutters, drainage paths or specific areas. This is will avoid trying to do and remember certain activities at last minute.”

Warnings and watches issued for other Caribbean countries

Tropical Storm watches has issued for Dominica, Martinique, Grenada and its sister islands. On the other hand, Tropical Storm warnings issued for Barbados, St Lucia and St Vincent & the Grenadines.


A tropical storm is in the region and could begin affecting the British Virgin Islands as early as Tuesday, August 27.

According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.0 degrees North and longitude 51.6 degrees West at 5 am Sunday, August 25.

It was travelling west in the direction of tbe Lesser Antilles at 13 miles per hour.

Dorian Maximum is said to have sustained wind speeds near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts.

“Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength over the eastern Caribbean Sea. Topical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the centre,” the DDM Sunday morning.

Residents, in the meantime, are being told to continue to monitor the weater system.

“As the system progresses further west, be prepared to take action if any watches or warnings are issued for the territory,” the DDM stated.
BVI News will continue to bring updates on this weather system as information becomes available.

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  1. strupes says:

    BVI stop over-reacting…. Ayo too gullible…It’s not every hurricane gonna affect us

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    • E Scott says:

      How can a statement of fact be an over reaction ! its simple information . But they did not tell you is its full of locus and frogs and boils. Now that bit of news you would all love and you could all quote the scriptures and stuff.

      Anyway back to normality and how the Queens wants to take over your a** and turn BVI into a breading sanctuary for Corgis and C*K is an upright citizen and not a low life fraud and con man and 1$ mil for a wall is value for money because I got an SUV out of it.

  2. Clean Sweep says:

    It should make a clean ? of the wicked.

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    • @Clean Sweep says:

      Even mother nature makes mistakes, she came and unleashed her wrath and fury in the day. Therefore, she may have been merciful also. Lord knows best.

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      • Granny said says:

        If it comes this way it is going to hit us harder than the last time. Why? Because the last one was simply a warning and no one took heed.

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        • LoveMyBVI says:

          Thank God that He is indeed God all by himself. Granny how do you know that no one took heed. Stop the nonsense!!! you are not God Secretary or his scorer. His word says that he spared a city because of few righteous. BVI has been built on much prayers and there are many many persons here praying and trying to live in accordance with God will. I am so Glad Jesus loves Us – “The Land of the Turtle Dove. Psalm 70”. God is our Refuge and Strength and very present help in time of trouble!!! Granny we are praying for you.

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  3. Alton ho says:

    People please stop the confusion and take heed an prepare for the worst

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  4. Cct says:

    Cct needs to do something about their internet in east end so that in the evening we can be able to get service to browse the internet to see whats going on.

  5. PRAYING FOR US says:

    Im prayiing that all of us in this great land be safe. Yes this include even the bad ones.


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