A Tropical Storm-Warning is currently in effect for St.Vincent and the Grenadines.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that sustained winds of 39 miles per hour to 73 miles per hour are expected across the islands…..in this case in the next 12 hours in association with Tropical Storm ‘Don’.
The Met Office says that at 11.00 am the centre of Tropical Storm Don was located near 11.5°N 58°W or about 266 miles to the East Southeast of St Vincent and the Grenadines. A weakening has taken place.
Tropical Storm Don is moving towards the west at 20 miles per hour and this motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds decreased to 40 miles per hour with higher gust. Storm force winds extend outward up to 35miles from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1011 millibars…29.86 inches.
On its present track the center of tropical storm Don is expected to pass near the Southern Grenadines islands tonight into early tomorrow.
Pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and thunderstorms is forecast across St. Vincent and the Grenadines later today into tomorrow.
Rainfall accumulations of two to four inches are possible along the path of the system with higher amounts likely in the Grenadines.
In addition, occasional gusty winds to approximately 46 miles per hour are likely to spread across St. Vincent and the Grenadines, therefore, deterioration in sea conditions with swells of 8 to 12 feet are likely.
These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas. Residents are advised to be vigilant and take all necessary precautions to protect life and property during the passage of this storm.
A high Surf advisory and small craft warning are in effect for above normal sea swells.