Tropical storm warning issued for St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tropical STORM WARNING (no.1) for St. Vincent and the
Issued at 6:00 p.m Sunday, 18th June, 2017
Following the passage of the tropical wave now affecting St.
Vincent and the Grenadines today, a strong tropical wave (disturbance) which
may potentially become Tropical Storm Two for the season will approach our
At 5 pm today, the Tropical DISTURBANCE was centred near
latitude 7.5 North, longitude 50.4 West, with an associated 1008 mb low
pressure. The disturbance has the potential to reach Tropical Storm intensity
before reaching St. Vincent and the Grenadines Monday evening into Tuesday. The
disturbance was about 650 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands moving toward
the west near 23 mph (37km/h) and expected to cross over our islands Monday
evening and Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds of near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher
gusts on the northern side of the system.
late Monday into Tuesday
Deteriorating conditions with pockets of moderate to heavy
showers, locally heavy rains, thunderstorms, occasional gusty winds by Monday
Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches (100 to 200 mm)
could cause Flash-flooding and land slippage.
Very strong NORTH-EAST winds reaching tropical storm force
40 mph or 35 kt (65 km/h) by Monday night turning to SOUTH-SOUTHEAST 50 mph or
45 kt (84 km/h) by Tuesday morning.
Seas Moderate (1.8-2.5m) by Monday afternoon on east coast;
Very rough to high becoming 6.0 m â 7.0 m (19 â 23 ft) across SVG by Monday
night into early Tuesday, with easterly swells.
Meteorological Services are monitoring the system and will provide updates,
watches or warnings as necessary â Next update 11 tonight or sooner if
Please pay close attention to local radio and television
stations, as well as other reliable media channels for weather related
SMALL CRAFT operators are warned of the gale/storm
conditions and should not venture into open ocean.
Residents, sea-bathers and motorists should take all
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is now under A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING — TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN 36 HOURS.
Prepared by Joan McDonald