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TROPICAL STORM JERRY ALERT STATEMENT
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
5:30 AM ECT SAT, SEP 21, 2019

THIS IS FOR THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

…JERRY MOVING NORTHWESTWARD OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC BUT COULD STILL POTENTIALLY PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IN PARTS OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS AND BVI TODAY…

AT 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JERRY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.4 NORTH, LONGITUDE 64.0 WEST OR 229 MILES NORTHEAST OF ANGUILLA, 299 MILES NORTH OF BARBUDA AND 211 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE BVI. JERRY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH (24 KM/H) AND THIS GENERAL MOTIOIN IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY.

JERRY IS FORECAST TO RECURVE OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF JERRY WILL MOVE NORTH OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS LATER THIS EVENING, PASS WELL NORTH OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND…

Today’s Weather: Sat 21st

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Temperature: 28°C/82°F
Humidity: 79%
Winds: Southeast at 9 to 18 knots with lighter spells at times.
Seas: A combination of waves and northerly swells reaching 2.1 to 3.1 metres or 7 to 10 feet. Small craft operators should remain in port while beachgoers should avoid beaches as a high surf advisory and small craft warning remains in effect until Tropical Storm Jerry clear the area.
Sunset: Today 6:07 pm
Sunrise: Tomorrow 5:59 am
Today’s Forecast (7 pm): Weather today: Partly sunny with periods of increased cloudiness and a 70 percent or high chance of showers and a 40 percent or moderate chance of thunderstorms. Weather tonight: Partly cloudy with locally cloudy spells and a 70 percent or high chance of showers…Full Details

Events & Notices

Oct 13, 2019: International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR)
Oct 14 – 18, 2019: 28th Annual Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) Conference and Exhibition, St. Kitts and Nevis
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CDPMN Caribbean Drought Bulletin – September 2019

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Rainfall continued to increase across the region. Though there were pockets of concern, including in parts of Belize and Jamaica, there was at least temporary relief for the most part, as the El Niño dissipated. Though there not many concerns over short term drought that can impact agriculture, streams and ponds by the end of November, there is much more concern over long term drought that can continue to cause below normal levels of groundwater, large rivers and reservoirs. Long term drought is most likely to evolve in portions of the…read more

CariCOF Caribbean Climate Outlooks: September 2019 to November 2019

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The September to October peak of the Caribbean Heat Season, which runs from May to October, is likely to see a marked increase in heatwaves and the associated heat stress in vulnerable sections of the population, as well as livestock in Barbados, the Windwards and Guianas. Drought impacts in currently affected areas are generally expected to decrease towards November. The annual peak in very wet and extremely spells is expected to raise the concern for flash floods and flooding in Belize and the Islands…read more

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