Latest Weather Forecast - Thursday 1st June 2021(6pm)

From early Friday morning to Saturday night, Tropical Storm Elsa will be dominating the weather pattern across SVG, and neighbouring islands. As of 5pm, the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was located near latitude 11.2° north; longitude 53.8° west, or approximately 520 miles (835 kilometers) east southeast of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Elsa is moving toward the west-northwest near 29 mph (46 km/h).

Tropical Storm Elsa will quickly move through the islands and is the earliest known fifth named storm on record for the Atlantic Basin since 1966.  Elsa will begin to affect SVG by early Friday morning. Expect storm force winds of 39mph- 55mph, intense showers and thunderstorm activity during the course of the day. Rainfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches (75 to 150 mm) can be expected across St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with higher amounts in mountainous areas possible. Downpours within a short period of time are likely to result in life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Storm force winds will trigger high waves peaking at 16 feet or 5 metres that may possibly increase near high tides. High Tides are expected around 11:18pm (tonight) and 1:01 pm on Friday 2nd July. Storm force winds can result in slight structural damages, broken branches, and damaged crops. Take the necessary measures to protect livelihoods and properties. Be prepared!

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.

Slight to moderate easterly trades of roughly 15km/h-25km/h will return around Saturday evening into Sunday, and shower activity is forecast to become less intense and to decrease towards Saturday night. By this time, Elsa is forecast to be over Jamaica.