The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services on Monday issued a flash flood watch for the Southern Grenadine Islands of Canouan, Mayreau, Palm Island, Petit St. Vincent and Union Island until 6 p.m.

According to the 12 noon weather update, a tropical wave continues to affect St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 

Partly cloudy to cloudy weather with some scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms especially across the southern Grenadines is expected.

The National Emergency Management Organisation is encouraging residents in the Southern Grenadine islands, 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 their families.

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 especially persons living in areas such as Fitz-Hughes, Chateaubelair, Spring Village, Vermont, Buccament, Rose Place, Calliaqua, Belair, Dauphine, Arnos Vale, Marriaqua, Lowmans, Greggs, South Rivers, Dickson, Langley Park, Sandy Bay, Owia and Fancy to be vigilant.

The National Emergency Management Organisation 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.