Schools across the state will remain closed today wednesday 28th September 2016. However workers will report for duty as the weather system remains a strong tropical wave.
Last evening a release from the Ministry of health also stated that as a consequence of the advisories issued by the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is advising the general public of the following:
- There will be no District Clinics on Wednesday, September 28., 2016 • There will be no Outpatient Services or Elective Surgeries at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital also on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The SVG Meteorological Office said based on analysis of satellite imagery during the past few hours, the system appears to be taking a more west-northwesterly track at about 15 to 20 mph or 24 to32 kmh. On this track most of the stronger winds and deeper convection should pass north of the island on Wednesday into Thursday.
Regardless of tropical cyclone development, some pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds are expected to spread across the island today, Wednesday into early Thursday.
Rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches (75 to 125 millimeters) are possible, with isolated higher amounts in elevated areas. Sea swells of 3 to 4 meters (10 to 13 feet) are expected in open water. This means the warning for small craft and sea bathers will remain in effect.
RESIDENTS IN ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.