Advisory #3 Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 (6pm)

A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

At 5:00 pm, Tropical Storm Kirk was near 12.7N 55.7W or about 365 miles …587 km east of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph…95km/h with tropical-storm-force winds extending outwards to about 115 miles (185 km) to the northeast, and 90 miles (145 km) to the southeast of the center.

Movement was towards the west northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue over the next few days. The center of ‘Kirk’ is expected to pass between 80 to 100 miles north of St. Vincent and the Grenadines between Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon.

Sustained winds of between 25 to 35 mph (40 to 55 km/h) with higher gusts are possible across the islands tomorrow as the system passes to the north.

In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms can be expected with rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimeters) and isolated higher amount in mountainous areas. Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides, near rivers and streams are advised to be alert.

Large easterly swells of 3.0 to 4.5 (10 to 15 ft) are forecast to accompany the system. By week-end, northerly swells generated by Post-Tropical cyclone Leslie, are expected to propagate southwards across our area. Large waves and dangerous rip-tides can create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators, and these conditions may become even more adverse at times of high tide. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are advised to stay out of the water.

A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning is now in effect until 6:00 am Monday, 1st October.

 High Tide times are expected around:

7:28 am and 8:49 pm on Thursday; 8:09 am and 9:44 pm on Friday,  8:51 am and 10:29 pm Saturday and 9:35 am and 11:08 pm on Sunday