Weather Outlook 8th January 2020 (6 pm)

A few scattered showers are likely across St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) tonight into Thursday, inter-mixed with hazy conditions. The patch of haze is expected to clear early Friday and patches of cloud moving along with the trade wind-flow could bring a few showers across our islands into the weekend.

Fresh (30 - 40km/h) trade-winds with higher gusts are expected tonight into Thursday, becoming strong (up to 50km/h) and possibly gusting to gale strength (64 km/h) Thursday night. Gusts nearing gale are likely in exposed and mountainous areas, into the weekend. 

Sea conditions

are slight to moderate with easterly swells and are expected to rise by early Thursday, becoming moderate (1.5 – 2.5m) and further becoming rough (2.5 – 3.5m) by Friday into the weekend.

Special statement:

A strong High Pressure System across the Central North Atlantic Ocean is expected to generate east north-easterly surface winds of 20 – 25 knots (37 to 46 km/h) with gale (64 km/h) and east northeasterly swells peaking near 3.5m (11 ft) across our islands. A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning may be necessary for deterioration in sea conditions late Thursday, with rough (2.5 – 3.5m) conditions across for St.Vincent and the Grenadines during Friday 10th January 2020. A Temporary and slight retreat in wave heights is possible Saturday afternoon, but rough conditions could return across SVG during Sunday and Monday.

Large waves and dangerous rip-currents during this time could create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators, particularly on the eastern, northern-eastern and south-eastern coastlines of St.Vincent and the Grenadines.  Conditions could become even more adverse at times of high tide early Friday around 04:35 am and Saturday around 05:23 am