Advisory (no. 3)
At 5 am this morning, the Tropical DISTURBANCE was centred near latitude 8.4 North, Longitude 54.5 West, with an associated 1005 MB low pressure.
The disturbance still has a high chance of becoming Tropical Storm Bret today Monday, before impacting St. Vincent and the Grenadines Monday evening into Tuesday; and modest strengthening occurred overnight.
The disturbance was about 400miles south-east of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h) and expected to cross over our islands this evening and Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds of near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts on the northern side of the system. Storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km), mainly north-west through northeast of the centre.
Projections are for the centre to pass about 180miles south of mainland St. Vincent. This means, that the Grenadines Islands can expect the most impact of possible storm conditions.
Expected Conditions across St. Vincent and the Grenadines late Monday into Tuesday
Deteriorating conditions with pockets of moderate to heavy showers, locally heavy rains, thunderstorms, occasional gusty winds by Monday evening·
Rainfall accumulations decreased to 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) · Strong EAST-NORTHEAST winds this afternoon increase to 25 to 35 mph…40 to 55km/h with occasional higher gusts to tropical storm force are now expected ·
Seas Moderate (1.8-2.5m) byMonday afternoon on East coast; Very rough to high becoming 4.0m- 5.0m (13-16 ft) across SVG by Monday night into early Tuesday, with easterly storm surge.
Saint Vincent Meteorological Services and Barbados Meteorological Services are monitoring the system and will provide updates, watches or warnings as necessary….Next update: 11 am today Monday, or sooner if necessary.
Please pay close attention to local radio and television stations, as well as other reliable media channels for weather related information.
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY and SMALL CRAFT warning is in effect.Residents, sea-bathers and motorists should take all necessary precautions.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines remains under A TROPICAL STORM WARNING…. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN 24 HOURS.
Prepared by Joan Mc Donald