According to information received from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services; At 5:00 pm Tropical Storm ‘Dorian’ was centered near 11.5 North, 54.2 West or about 480 miles (approx. 770km) east-southeast of St. Vincent.
On its present forecast track, the center of the system 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.
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 3.5m (8 to 12ft) are also forecast to accompany the system. Large waves and dangerous rip-tides can be expected. These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators and fishermen.
A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will also be in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 12 noon Monday 26th August 2019 until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 27th August 2019.
A Small-craft Warning in this case, means wind-speeds of 50 to 60 knots (93 to 113km/h) and/or seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) 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.
All Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water.