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Tropical Disturbance strengthens overnight

Tropical Disturbance strengthens overnight

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Advisory (no.3): Tropical STORM WARNING for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Issued at 6:00 a.m Monday, 19th June, 2017

At 5 this morning, the Tropical DISTURBANCE was centred near

latitude 8.4 North, longitude 54.5 West, with an associated 1005 mb low pressure.

The disturbance has a high chance of becoming Tropical Storm Bret later today,

before reaching St. Vincent and the Grenadines Monday evening into Tuesday; and

modest strengthening occurred overnight. The disturbance was about 400 miles southeast

of St. Vincent and the Grenadines moving toward the west near 23 mph (37km/h)

and expected to cross over our islands this evening and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds of near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher

gusts on the northern side of the system. Storm force winds extend outward up

to 60 miles (95 km), mainly northwest through northeast of the center.

Projections are for the center to pass 180 miles south of mainland St. Vincent.

This means, that the Grenadine Islands can expect most impact of possible storm

conditions.

Expected Conditions across St. Vincent and the Grenadines

late Monday into Tuesday

  • Deteriorating conditions with pockets of moderate to heavy

    showers, locally heavy rains, thunderstorms, occasional gusty winds by Monday

    evening.

  • Rainfall accumulations decreased to 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100

    mm)

  • Strong EAST-NORTHEAST winds this afternoon increase to 25 to

    35 mph (40 to 55 km/h) with occasional higher gusts to tropical storm force are

    now expected.

  • Seas Moderate (1.8-2.5m) by Monday afternoon on east coast;

    Very rough to high becoming 4.0 m – 5.0 m (13 – 16 ft) across SVG by Monday

    night into early Tuesday, with easterly storm surge.

Saint Vincent Meteorological Services and Barbados

Meteorological Services are monitoring the system and will provide updates,

watches or warnings as necessary – Next update 11 am today Monday or sooner if

necessary.

Please pay close attention to local radio and television

stations, as well as other reliable media channels for weather related

information.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY and SMALL CRAFT warning is in effect.

Residents, sea-bathers and motorists should take all

necessary precautions.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is now under A TROPICAL STORM

WARNING — TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN 24 HOURS.

Prepared by Joan McDonald

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