Final advisory on Tropical Storm Dorian, Tuesday 27th August, 2019

EFFECTIVE 11 AM, THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED

 

A FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR SVG

 

Issued: 11:00 am, Tuesday 27th August, 2019

 

Tropical Storm Dorian is moving through the Windward islands and at 11:00 a.m. it was centered near 14.2N 61.2W or about 80 miles (128 km) north north-west of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph (85km/h), with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.

Movement was towards the west-north west at 13 mph (20km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through today. The estimated minimal central pressure was 1005mb (29.68 inches).

Sustained winds associated with “Dorian” no longer poses a threat to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. However, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and thunderstorms are expected into tomorrow, as the system continues to track north-west away from the islands. Rainfall accumulations of 2- 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) with isolated higher amounts are possible. As a result, A Flood watch is now in effect until 6 am, Wednesday 28th August 2019.

 Residents living near rivers and streams and in areas prone to flash-flooding and landslides should remain alert and exercise caution.

 Note: A Flood-Watch is issued when conditions are favorable, and there exists the possibility of flooding during the watch period.

This watch will be up-dated as necessary.

Easterly to south-easterly swells of 2.0 to 3.0m (7 to 10ft) can still be expected across the coastal waters of SVG. Thus, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will remain in effect until 6 pm today, Tuesday 27th August, 2019.

Small craft operators are advised to remain in port. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are advised to stay out of the water.

This is the final advisory on Tropical Storm Dorian.