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Tropical Storm Warning Remains in Effect for SVG

Tropical Storm Warning Remains in Effect for SVG


A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are imminent within the warning area; in this case within the next 6 hours. 

Tropical Storm Dorian continues to track west-northwestward into the central Windwards. 

At 5:00 am on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Tropical Storm “Dorian” was centered near 13.5N 60.3W or about 40 miles (64 km) east northeast of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (80km/h), with tropical-storm- force winds extending outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.

Movement is towards the west-north west at 13 mph (20km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through Tuesday.

Forecast sustained surface winds have now reduced between 40 to 50mph (64 to 80 km/h). In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue across the island today.

Rainfall accumulations of at least 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) are possible with isolated higher amounts. Residents in areas prone to flash-flooding and landslides; and near rivers and streams should be alert. Easterly to south-easterly swells of 2.0 to 3.0m (7 to 10ft) are also forecast to accompany the system.

Low-lying coastlines around the islands will be particularly vulnerable at times of high tide.

A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will remain in effect until 6 pm today, Tuesday 27th August, 2019.

Small craft operators are advised to remain in port. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are advised to stay out of the water.

High Tide is expected around 2:24 pm on Tuesday 27th August.

Residents are urged to continue monitoring the progress of this system. The next Advisory will be at 8 am today, Tuesday, 27th August 2019.

Prepared by Mr. Billy Jeffers