The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of a strong tropical wave which is approaching St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of a strong tropical wave which is approaching St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Met Office says the wave is near 13°N…56°W or about 345 miles (555 km) east of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 

Although forecast models suggest that no further development is expected as the system approaches the southern Windwards, gusty winds and pockets of moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are anticipated across SVG later today through Friday. 

In addition, rainfall accumulations of 2 inches (50 millimeters) with isolated higher amounts are possible. As a result, some flash-flooding are likely in low-lying areas.  

Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding, landslides and near rivers and streams should remain alert.  

The Meteorological Services says it will continue to monitor this system and provide updates if conditions warrant.