SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT #6 for SVG

Issued: 7:00am Wednesday, 28th September, 2016.
…SYSTEM STILL A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE…

The tropical disturbance affecting the island continued to show signs of gradual development during the night. A reconnaissance aircraft will investigate the system again this morning, and it could be upgraded to a tropical depression or tropical storm at that time.

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This system has been affecting the island throughout the course of the night with showers and widely scattered thunderstorms. Conditions are expected to further deteriorate during the morning, with some pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds.

Once the centre of the system passes the island during the mid-morning, sustained wind speeds 25 to 35 mph/ 45 to 55km/h with higher gusts, are expected to spread across the island.

Tropical wave at 7am
Tropical wave at 7am

Rainfall accumulations of 3 to 4 inches (75 to 100 millimeters) are still possible, with sea swells of 3 to 4 meters (10 to 13 feet) in open water. A warning for small craft and sea bathers will remain effect.

RESIDENTS IN ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services will continue to provide the necessary updates.

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