Heavy showers and thunderstorm approaching SVG – flood watch in effect for SVG

At 11:00 am, Tropical Storm Kirk was near 13.8 North…61.4 West or about 50 miles (80) km north north-west of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph (85km/h) with higher gusts. Kirk” is moving towards the west near 12 mph (19 km/h).

Sustained winds of between 25 to 35 mph (40 to 55 km/h) with higher gusts are expected by early morning.

Stations at Argyle and across the windward side of the island have reported rainfall accumulations between 1 to 2 inches (25 to 50 millimeters) during the last 24 hours.

A further 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75 millimeters), with isolated higher amount in mountainous areas can be expected, as pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms, moves across the islands.

A flood watch is now in effect until 6 am, Friday, 28th September. Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides, near rivers and streams should to be alert.

Large easterly swells of up to 3.0 meters (10 feet) can be expected. By late tomorrow, northerly swells generated by Post-Tropical cyclone Leslie, are forecast to propagate southwards across our shores.

Large waves and dangerous rip-tides can create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators, and these conditions may become even more adverse at times of high tide. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are advised to stay out of the water.

A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning remains in effect until 6:00 am Monday, 1st October.

High Tide times are expected around:

8:09 am and 9:44 pm on Friday, 8:51 am and 10:29 pm on Saturday and 9:35 am and 11:08 pm on Sunday

The next Advisory will be at 6 am.