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The area of low pressure located over the Western Tropical Atlantic has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Tammy, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services has announced.

At 5 p.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Tammy was located near latitude 13.0° North, longitude 51.7 ° West, or approximately 625 miles (1005 kilometres) east of SVG, and moving towards the west at 23 mph (37 km/h).

A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast tomorrow, followed by a turn toward the northwest.

Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.

Based on the latest forecast track, the centre of the Tropical Storm Tammy is expected to pass well north of mainland St. Vincent on Friday.

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“No tropical storm watch is required for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at this time,” the Met Services said.

“However, regardless of track or further development of this system, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorm activity and gusty winds are likely across SVG from late Thursday. The public is therefore advised to stay informed with the progress of this system during the next few days.”