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Storm Alert: 3 Tropical Waves Being Eyed

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced that a tropical wave is expected to cause some cloudy spells and showers today Monday; and that a second tropical wave is showing a bit more activity.

According to the DDM both of the waves have the potential to create thunderstorms, in addition to cloudy skies and showers on Wednesday. “Some of this weather could start late Tuesday night and continue into Thursday morning,” the DDM stated.

The second wave is forecasted to bring gusty winds, which the DDM anticipates may affect the Territory. This second wave has the potential to cause the sea to rise to heights of 5 to 7 feet.

While, keeping an eye on second wave the Department mentioned that a third tropical wave has already gathered in the far Eastern Atlantic. “According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), this area of disturbed weather is located south west of the Cabo Verde Islands. It is associated with a broad trough of low pressure and a tropical wave. The NHC has indicated that both systems may merge and have the potential for development as the system moves further west. Currently there is a 10 percent chance for development however this may increase to 40 percent as it moves further west,” DDM reported.

Meanwhile the Department urging residents to keep informed of the weather predictions. The previous weather system resulted in heavy flooding and left some residents homeless. 

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