A FLOOD-WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST VINCENT

Unstable conditions associated with the passage of a tropical wave and a favorable upper level environment has been generating pockets of moderate to heavy showers across St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) during the last 24 hours.

Some stations across mainland St. Vincent have already recorded rainfall accumulations of up to 3 inches (75mm) during the last 12 to 24 hours, and there is the possibility of a further 75 mm (3 inches) with isolated higher amounts, as activity persists into tomorrow.

Reports have indicated some rivers and gutters are inundated and that there were a few occurrences of landslides across the island. Due to the saturated nature of the soils, the weather advisory currently in effect, has been upgraded to a Flood-Watch.

Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding, landslides and near rivers and streams should remain on the alert and take the necessary precautions.

This Watch will remain in effect until 6:00 pm Saturday 10th November, 2018 and may be upgraded to a Warning if conditions warrant.

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  1. Heads up Vincentians! There is a need to be really watchful of the weather still. Not much rain today Saturday. But I looked at the 5 p.m. position of an incoming tropical wave that has lots of moisture with it. Chances are that we will have more heavy showers sometime tomorrow if not before. I believe the Flood Watch may be extended. Beware of soil already waterlogged and rivers that may flood again!

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