Increased Activity Being Monitored In Atlantic And Caribbean Sea; Stormy Conditions Expected By Thursday

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 21, 2020 (ZIZ News):

By: Chaïra Flanders

Nevis Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Director and Co-Chair of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force, Brian Dyer says the month of July has seen an increase in weather activity across the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea.

He made the announcement during the Nevis COVID-19 EOC briefing on Monday, July 20, 2020 where he also shared that movement of the system is being carefully monitored.

“As we proceed rapidly through the month of July, we have seen some increased activity in the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea and also the Gulf of Mexico. For us, our major concern is the system in the Atlantic Ocean which is about 1000 miles Southwest of the Cabo Verde islands approaching the Windward islands”, Dyer explained.

Mr. Dyer also shared that further development of the system is expected over the next few days.

“Shower activity with the system was located near 1000 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde islands. [It] has changed little in organization during the past several hours. Environmental conditions are expected to be marginally conducive for development of the system during the next few days while the system moves westward at about 10-15 miles per hour over the tropical Atlantic”, he said.

The EOC Director said that by Friday and over the weekend, conditions are forecast to become less favourable for the cyclone development. This means that the federation can expect rainy weather conditions as of Thursday July 23.

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