Weather Outlook - 20th November 2022 (6pm)

Instability ahead of an approaching trough began to affect our islands today with occasional moderate showers and gusty winds. As Sunday night progresses, similar conditions are anticipated. Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides and near rivers and streams should remain alert. In addition, a favourable upper level pattern is expected to remain in place across our islands and provide support for this system which is expected to influence the weather conditions during the next few days.  The SVG Meteorological Services will continue to monitor this system and provide the necessary updates. 

Moderate to fresh(20-35km/h) easterly to east north easterly trades will cross the islands within the next 24hours, increasing(near 40km/h) and temporarily shifting to east south easterly during Tuesday afternoon. Wind direction should return to easterly by midweek. Seas are currently moderate in open water with swells peaking near 1.5m on western coasts and up to 2.5m on eastern coasts.  Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution for above normal sea swells and occasional gusty winds. Conditions may deteriorate within the next few days due to increased wind speed. Saharan dust concentrations should begin to cross the islands from Monday, increasing in intensity by midweek.