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June 16, 2017
Tropical disturbance could become Tropical Storm Bret tonight

Tropical STORM WARNING (no.2) for St. Vincent and the


Issued at 11:00 p.m Sunday, 18th June, 2017

At 11 pm tonight, the Tropical DISTURBANCE was centred near

latitude 7.9 North, longitude 52.4 West, with an associated 1005 mb low

pressure. The disturbance has a high chance of becoming Tropical Storm Bret

later tonight or Monday, before reaching St. Vincent and the Grenadines Monday

evening into Tuesday. The disturbance was about 540 miles east-southeast of the

Windward Islands moving toward the west near 23 mph (37km/h) and expected to

cross over our islands Monday evening and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds of near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher

gusts on the northern side of the system. Storm force winds extend outward up

to 60 miles (95 km), mainly northwest through northeast of the center.

Projections are for the center to pass 180 miles south of mainland St. Vincent.

This means, that the Grenadine Islands can expect storm conditions and mainland

St. Vincent could be placed on the dangerous northern side of the system.

Expected Conditions across St. Vincent and the Grenadines

late Monday into Tuesday

Deteriorating conditions with pockets of moderate to heavy

showers, locally heavy rains, thunderstorms, occasional gusty winds by Monday


Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches (100 to 200 mm)

could cause Flash-flooding and land slippage.

Very strong NORTH-EAST winds reaching tropical storm force

40 mph or 35 kt (65 km/h) by Monday night turning to SOUTH-SOUTHEAST 50 mph or

45 kt (84 km/h) by Tuesday morning.

Seas Moderate (1.8-2.5m) by Monday afternoon on east coast;

Very rough to high becoming 6.0 m – 7.0 m (19 – 23 ft) across SVG by Monday

night into early Tuesday, with easterly swells.

Saint Vincent Meteorological Services and Barbados

Meteorological Services are monitoring the system and will provide updates,

watches or warnings as necessary – Next update 6 am tomorrow Monday.

Please pay close attention to local radio and television

stations, as well as other reliable media channels for weather related


SMALL CRAFT operators are warned of the gale/storm

conditions and should not venture into open ocean.

Residents, sea-bathers and motorists should take all

necessary precautions.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is now under A TROPICAL STORM


Prepared by Joan McDonald