11PM UPDATE: Storm Dorian Continues To Head For The Windwards

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

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are imminent within the warning area, generally within 36 hours.

At 11:00pm Tropical Storm ‘Dorian’ was centered near 11.7 North 55.3 West or about 410 miles (660km) east- southeast of St. Vincent.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85km/h), with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center. The minimum central pressure is 1003mb (29.62 inches).

The system continues to move towards the west at 14 mph (22 km/h) and on this track, the center of the “Dorian” is expected to pass near or over St. Vincent early Tuesday morning.

Sustained surface winds between 58 to 70 mph (93 to 113km/h) with higher gusts are expected to spread across St. Vincent and the Grenadines early Tuesday morning, persisting into the afternoon.

In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to move across the islands from early Tuesday morning.

Rainfall accumulations of at least 3 to 5 inches (75 to 125 mm) are possible with isolated higher amounts.

As a result, some flash-flooding are likely in low-lying areas.

Residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

Large easterly to south-easterly swells of 2.5 to 3.5 meters (8 to 12 feet) are also forecast to accompany the system.

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

Large waves and dangerous rip-tides can be expected. These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators and fishermen.

Consequently, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect from 12 noon Monday 26th August 2019 until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 27th August 2019.

Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water.

A Small-craft Warning means that, in this case, mean wind-speeds of 50 to 60 knots (93 to 113km/h) and/or seas equal to or greater than 3 meters (10 feet) will be affecting the marine area.

A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone.

High Tide are expected around:
1:27 am and 1:37 pm on Monday, and 2:20 am and 2:24 pm on Tuesday.

Residents are urged to continue monitoring the progress of this system.

The next Advisory will be at 6 am, Monday, 26th August 2019.

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