Meteorological Office SVG: SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT #2

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office is monitoring the progress of a strong tropical wave located about 700 miles/ 1125 km to the east of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The overall cloud pattern continues to improve over the past few hours as the system slowly becomes better organized. However at this time most of the associated deep convection remains north of the broad center. The system is moving westward to west-northwestward at about 20 mph (32 km/h.

Environmental conditions are conducive for some gradual development over the next 12 – 24 hours, and a tropical depression or tropical storm could form by the time the system approaches St. Vincent and the Grenadines, early Wednesday morning.

Regardless of development some moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds are expected to spread across the island from late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches (100 to 200 millimeters) are possible with higher amounts likely in mountainous areas. In addition, sea swells of 4 to 5 meters (12 to 15 feet)) are also likely.

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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