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Tropical storm warning issued for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tropical storm warning issued for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Tropical STORM WARNING (no.1) for St. Vincent and the

Grenadines

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

area.

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.

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 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 – 7.0 m (19 – 23 ft) across SVG by Monday

night into early Tuesday, with easterly swells.

Saint Vincent Meteorological Services and Barbados

Meteorological Services are monitoring the system and will provide updates,

watches or warnings as necessary – Next update 11 tonight 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.

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

necessary precautions.

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

WARNING — TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN 36 HOURS.

Prepared by Joan McDonald

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