Advisory #2 Tropical Storm Gonzalo
Advisory # 2 on Tropical Storm Gonzalo
Issued: 5:00 pm Thursday, 23rd July, 2020
A Hurricane Watch remains in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
At 5:00 pm, Tropical Storm Gonzalo was centered near 9.8 North, 49.4 West or about 810 miles (1305 km) east of the Southern Windward Islands, moving westward near 13 mph (20 km/h) with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts and minimum central pressure 1000 mb (29.53 inches).
- Gonzalo is a tiny tropical storm, with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center. Hurricane conditions could possibly spread across our islands by late Saturday.
- Showers and thunderstorms could increase across SVG during Friday and continue Saturday, as ‘Gonzalo’ crosses the Southern Windward Islands. Rainfall accumulations near 3 - 4 inches (75 - 100 millimeters) with greater amounts in isolated areas could result in life-threatening flash-flooding in low-lying areas.
- Large easterly swells of 3.0 to 4.0 meters (10 - 13 feet) are also likely across our islands late Saturday. These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators and sea-bathers.
The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services continues to monitor Tropical Storm Gonzalo and will provide updates as necessary.