High wind advisory goes into effect Monday night for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands…

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Urgent – Weather Message High Wind Advisory

Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services 8:15 pm Sunday 21 January 2024

…High wind advisory goes into effect Monday night for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands…

Locations to be affected: Especially exposed coastal waters and elevated and open terrains, on the windward side of the islands.

Timing: Monday night until Friday.

Synopsis: Strong gusty winds, due to the forecast tightening of the pressure gradient, are

expected. The direct wind threat level will be minimal to life, livelihood, property and

infrastructure; notwithstanding, these winds could make some outdoor activities uncomfortable, if not outright dangerous. Gusts over 30 or 40 mph can affect your balance so it’s advisable to avoid exposed elevated areas or getting too close to precarious positions like cliff edges in these conditions.

High winds could create dangerous falling or blowing objects. A high wind advisory

means strong sustained winds in the range of 40 to 48 km/h (25 to 31 mph, 22 to 27 knots) with higher gusts imminent or occurring.

Wind: East-northeast at 28 to 44 km/h (15 to 24 knots; 17 to 28 mph), with strong gusts to 68 km/h (37 knots; 43 mph).

Potential impacts: Includes injuries; very hazardous seas; soil erosion; localized disruptions of some businesses; disruptions to outdoor and sporting activities; disruptions of transportation (air and especially sea); vehicular accidents and financial losses.

Caution: Residents should secure loose, light outdoor items, which can be blown away, and

caution should be taken when driving.

Further, you should avoid exposed elevated places.

Please continue to monitor and stay tuned to updates coming out of the Met Office through

antiguamet.com, facebook.com/abmetservice, twitter.com/abmetservice and

youtube.com/@abmetservice.

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