SVG MET UPDATE ON TROPICAL DISTURBANCE NO 9

At 11 am, center of Tropical Depression Nine was located near latitude 14.6 North, longitude 36.0 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h).

A turn toward the west and an increase in forward speed are expected later today and tonight, with a westward motion continuing into early next week. Tropical Depression number 9 is expected to become a T.S. Isaac later today.

The current track suggests the center of the system could approach the northern Windward Islands as a Category 1 Hurricane.

Gentle (10 -20 km/h) breeze should be experienced this afternoon becoming light to almost calm by evening, then gradually increasing and backing to east north-easterly overnight.

Directions could vary as weak troughs associated with Florence cross the area. A more north north-easterly breeze is expected with the approach of possible Isaac late Tuesday.

Expect slight sea swells (0.5 -1.5m) originating from north north-east by Saturday night, increasing on east coast towards Wednesday.

Slight haze due to dust concentrations could reduce visibility on Sunday, yet no significant dust mass expected over next few days.

All residents should keep informed on the progress of these systems. Pay close attention to information being issued by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Service