At 5:00 pm today, the centre of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was
Fair to occasionally cloudy skies and isolated showers are forecast across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Thursday.
However, by late evening, instability(a shearline) ahead of Tropical storm Gonzalo should trigger some scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms across SVG into Friday. Moderate to heavy showers, gusty winds and thunderstorm activity are forecast for Saturday as Tropical Storm Gonzalo interacts with the island chain.
Model guidance suggests rainfall in excess of 80mm (~ 3 inches) is possible by late Saturday night. All residents are advised to keep informed on the progress of this system and pay close attention to updates being issued by the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Meteorological Services.
Moderate to fresh (~15 – 35km/h)east to east north easterly(E-ENE) trades will cross the islands up to Friday, but near gale conditions (~50km/h) with possible higher gusts are anticipated across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines by late evening into Saturday.
Slight to moderate sea conditions with swells peaking to 1.0m on the western coasts and 2.0m on the eastern coasts are forecast up to Friday afternoon.
Moderate(2.0m-2.5m) sea conditions are expected by nightfall as the system begins to affect the islands. Small craft operators and sea-bathers should exercise caution and keep informed on the progress of this system.
A Tropical Storm Watch( for Tropical Storm Gonzalo ) will be issued for St. Vincent & the Grenadines at 8am tomorrow.