Vincentians are in for some wet days leading up to the holiday season as a mid-upper level trough moving across the region up until Friday is expected to generate showers which are forecast to become more intense and longer in duration.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office said on Monday that for the next 24 hours, the ridge of high pressure will remain the dominant feature bringing brief occasional showers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
However, showers are forecast to become more intense and longer in duration up until Friday. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is, therefore, urging residents to be vigilant during this time, saying that winds will continue to be brisk moving across the country at 18 – 30 miles/hour with gusty winds in the vicinity of showers.
Sea conditions are, therefore, expected to remain moderate to rough in open waters, and choppy near shore. Therefore, sea operators, sea bathers or any other marine interest should exercise caution, NEMO said.
The high-surf advisory and small-craft warning remains in effect for SVG until 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
NEMO said that it will continue to monitor the situation.
The forecast rains are in keeping with the prevailing weather conditions in SVG over the past few weeks, where floods and landslides resulting from torrential rains have left some EC$100 million in damage and lost, according to government estimates.