Press Release
November 6, 2022
Flash Flood Watch in effect for St Vincent and the Grenadines

A flash flood watch is in effect for St Vincent and the Grenadines until noon tomorrow, November 6, 2022.

A release from the Meteorological Services Department at the Argyle International Airport, issued at 6:00 pm on Saturday said an upper level trough is the main catalyst behind the deteriorating weather conditions across our  islands.

“Cloudy to overcast skies, light to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms are anticipated tonight into Sunday. In addition, occasional gusty winds may accompany shower  activity.

“Various stations across mainland St. Vincent have already recorded rainfall totals in excess of  25 mm(1 inch) within the last 6 hours and models further suggest that additional accumulations of 50 – 75mm (approximately 2-3 inches) with isolated higher amounts in mountainous areas are possible by  within the next 24 hours.”

Due to the already saturated nature of soils, the weather advisory that was already in effect for a low  risk of flooding for St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been upgraded to a Flash Flood watch and will  remain in effect until 12:00 noon 6th November 2022.

Residents and motorists in areas prone to  flooding and landslides or near rivers and streams should exercise caution. 

A Flood-Watch is issued when conditions are favourable and there exists the possibility of flooding  during the watch period.

This flash-flood watch may be upgraded to a warning if conditions warrant.