Weather Information Statement 22nd September, 2018 (6am)



At 11 pm last night, an area of disturbed weather located over the Atlantic Ocean was upgraded to a tropical depression (maximum sustained winds of 38 mph or less.); making it the eleventh (11th ) tropical depression of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

As of 5 am this morning, tropical depression "11" was located near latitude 13.0 North; longitude 53.5 West, or 530 miles east of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. It is presently moving towards the west near 5 mph (7km/). Little change in strength is expected during the next 24 hours since strong westerly shear is expected to persist and prevent further organized.

Thus,the Depression is forecast to dissipate to a tropical wave by late Sunday before it reaches the Lesser Antilles.

Regardless of development, some isolated pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are still likely to affect St. Vincent and the Grenadines by Monday, 24th September.

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services will continue to monitor this system and provide updates as necessary.