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Tropical storm watch for SVG upgraded to tropical storm warning

Tropical storm watch for SVG upgraded to tropical storm warning

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A tropical storm warning is now in effect for St Vincent and the Grenadines.

A tropical storm warning means that sustained winds of 39 mph to 73 mph (63km/h – 118km/h) are expected across the islands, in this case in the next 18 to 24 hours.

At 11.00 pm Monday, the centre of Tropical Storm Don was located near 11.3°N 54.6°W or about 455miles (750km) to the East- Southeast of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Tropical Storm Don is moving towards the west at 18mph (30 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gust. Storm force winds extend outward up to 25 miles, (35km) from the centre. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 millibars…29.80 inches.

On its present track the centre of tropical storm Don is expected to pass about 40 miles south of the Southern Grenadines islands tomorrow night into early Wednesday. Pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and thunderstorms is forecast across St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tuesday night into Wednesday. Rainfall accumulations of one (1) to two (2) inches (25 to 50 mm) are possible along the path of the system with higher amounts likely in the Grenadines. In addition, occasional gusty winds to approximately 46mph (74km/h) are likely to spread across St. Vincent and the Grenadines, therefore, deterioration in sea conditions with swells of 2.5 to 3.0 meters (8 to 10 feet) are likely.

Residents are advised to be vigilant and take all necessary precautions during the passage of this storm. A high Surf advisory and small craft warning are in effect for above normal sea swells.

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