The National Emergency Council of NEMO to meet this morning
NEWS RELEASE FOR
VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES REMAINS UNDER A TROPICAL STORM WARNING. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN
According to the latest update from the St.
Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services, at 5am this morning, the
Tropical DISTURBANCE was centered near latitude 8.4 North,
longitude 54.5 West, with an associated 1005 mb low pressure. The disturbance
still has a high chance of becoming Tropical Storm Bret today Monday, before
impacting St. Vincent and the Grenadines Monday evening into Tuesday; and modest strengthening
occurred overnight. The disturbance was about
400miles southeast of St. Vincent and the Grenadines moving toward the
west near 23 mph (37 km/h) and expected to cross over our islands this evening
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 about 180
miles south of mainland St. Vincent. This means, that the Grenadines Islands
can expect most impact of possible storm conditions.
across St. Vincent and the Grenadines late Monday into Tuesday
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-NORTH EAST winds this afternoon increase to 25 to 35
mph…40 to 55km/h with occasional higher gusts to tropical storm force are now
Seas Moderate (1.8-2.5m) by Monday afternoon on east coast; Very rough to high becoming 4.0m- 5.0m (13-16 ft.) across SVG by Monday night into early Tuesday, with easterly storm surge.
A high surf advisory and small craft warning is
in effect and sea-bathers and boat operators should take all necessary
Emergency Council of NEMO will convene a meeting at 11:00 a.m. today. NEMO is also urging all residents, especially
residents in the Southern Grenadines to take all the necessary precautions.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services and the
Barbados Meteorological Services are monitoring the system.