HIGH WIND AND SMALL CRAFT WARNING FOR ST.VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

A strengthening Atlantic High Pressure System is generating strong surface to low level winds across the Lesser Antilles. Wind speeds across St. Vincent and the Grenadines are expected to increase overnight, continuing over the next couple days. During this time, wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (46 to 61 km/h) with higher gusts are anticipated. Thus, a High-Wind Warning will be in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines effective 6:00 p.m, Saturday, 23rd June, 2018 until 6:00 pm Monday 25th June, 2018.

 POSSIBLE IMPACTS

  • Winds of this magnitude;
  • may cause loose objects to become airborne,
  • may topple over garbage cans, outdoor furniture and construction material
  • may cause large branches to be in motion and falling
  • whistling may be heard in overhead wires and becoming loose

 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Residents and motorists are urged to be vigilant and secure all loose objects in order to mitigate the effects of the above-mentioned impacts.

 

A small Craft warning will also be in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines until 6:00 p.m, Monday 25th June, 2018.

This Small-Craft warning means in this case, that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) and/or mean wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 61km/h) will affect the marine area.

High tide times are expected around    02:31 pm today Saturday

                                                        02:56 am and 3:11 pm Sunday

                                                        04:35 am and 03:51 pm Monday

                                   

The High-Wind  and Small Craft Warning for St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be in effect 6:00 p.m, Saturday, 23rd June, 2018 until 6:00 pm Monday 25th June, 2018.