Advisory # 11 (Final) Hurricane Elsa

EFFECTIVE 6 PM, THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED

A FLASH-FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR SVG

Issued: 6:00 pm, Friday 2nd July, 2021

 

At 5 pm, the center of Hurricane Elsa was located near latitude 14.2° north; longitude 63.7° west, or approximately 180 miles (290 km) west northwest of St Vincent & the Grenadines. Maximum sustained winds were near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km). The estimated minimum central pressure was 991 mb (29.27 inches). Movement was toward the west near 30 mph (48 km/h).

 

Sustained winds associated with “ELSA” no longer pose 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 west north-west away from the island chain. Rainfall accumulations of another 2 inches (50 mm) with isolated higher amounts are possible. As a result, a flash-flood watch is now in effect until 6 am, Saturday 3rd July 2021.

 

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

 

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

during the watch period.

 

Large northerly to south-easterly swells peaking near 5.0 meters (16 feet) were also forecast to accompany Hurricane Elsa. Low-lying coastlines around the islands will be particularly vulnerable at times of high tide. The next high tide is at 12:12 am Saturday 3rd July. Large waves and dangerous rip-tides can still be expected. These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators and fishermen. A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning are in effect until 12 noon, Sunday 4th July, 2021. 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.