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SVG Remains Under a Tropical Storm Warning

SVG Remains Under a Tropical Storm Warning

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Advisory (no.6): FOR ST.VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES ON TROPICAL STORM

HARVEY

Issued at 8:00 am Friday, 18th August, 2017

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES REMAIN UNDER A TROPICAL STORM WARNING.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph/ 63 to 118 km/h) are

expected somewhere within the specified area in this case within the next 8 hours.

At 8:00 a.m, the center of the system was located near 13.0°N, 60.3°W or about 60 miles…95 Km East of

St.Vincent and the Grenadines. The system is moving westward at 18 mph/ 30 km/h and on this track, the

center is expected to pass near or over St.Vincent this afternoon. Maximum sustained winds will remain near 40

mph (65km/h) with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure is currently 1005mb

Pockets of moderate to heavy showers periods of rain, and thunderstorms have been moving across St.Vincent

and the Grenadines and will continue to do so for the next several hours. Further rainfall accumulations of 3 to 4

inches (75 to 100 millimeters) are still possible. In addition, seas will continue to be rough in open waters with

swells of up to 3 meters (10ft).

Residents and motorist in flood prone areas, areas prone to land-slippage, near rivers and streams should

be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

A Small craft warning is in effect for rough seas and high winds.

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Harvey, and

issue the next advisory at 11 am.

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