SVG MET ISSUES ALERT IN NOON UPDATE (30.09.2020)
SVG MET OFFICE ISSUES WEATHER INFORMATION STATEMENT for St. Vincent and the Grenadines today at 12:00p.m Wednesday, 30th September, 2020
St.Vincent and The Grenadines is once again on alert due to inclement weather systems during this busy hurricane season.
According to the Meterological office in their noon update;
"Unstable conditions associated with the passage of two tropical waves have been generating showers and thunderstorm activity across St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the last few days. By Thursday, another tropical wave interacting under very favourable upper level conditions is expected to add further deterioration to the weather conditions which could possibly result in flash-flooding and land slippage."
The Met office further elaborates;
"Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides or near rivers and streams should remain alert throughout this week as the atmosphere is expected to remain moist and unstable. As a result a Flash-Flood watch or warning may be issued at short notice as conditions warrant."
The National Emergency Management Organisation is encouraging residents, especially those persons living in low-lying areas and other areas prone to flooding, rock falls and landslides to continue to be vigilant and to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your family. Due to the already saturated nature of soils, NEMO is also continuing to urge all residents and motorists in low-lying areas and those living near rivers and streams to be vigilant. Sea bathers and small craft operators should also exercise caution as swells peak up to 2.5 meters.
NEMO is also appealing to all persons to continue to pay attention to the information from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services and to ensure that they are prepared at all times.