EFFECTIVE 8AM, THE BARBADOS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR ST.VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES.
AT 8.00 AM THE CENTRE OF TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW WAS LOCATED NEAR 14.1°N 65.5°W OR ABOUT 300 MILES (484 KM) TO THE WEST OF ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES.
TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW IS MOVING TOWARDS THE WEST AT 13 MP/H….20 KM/H
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH…110 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 995 MILLIBARS.
Moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are still possible throughout the day as the system continues to track westwards away from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In addition, seas will continue to be rough in open waters with swells peaking up to 4 meters (13ft).
SOILS ARE ALREADY SATURATED AND SOME RIVERS AND GUTTERS ARE STILL INUNDATED THEREFORE, RESIDENTS IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LAND SLIPPAGE SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION AND BE ON THE ALERT.
SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST CONDITONS valid up to 12 pm
Synopsis: Tropical strong Matthew will continue to affect the island.
Today’s Forecast: Cloudy to overcast with some light to moderate scattered showers, occasional gusty winds and isolated thunderstorms.
Winds: E – ESE at 20 to 40 km/h.
Seas: Rough in open water with swells 3.0 – 4.0.m (10 – 13ft). A small craft warning is in effect for above normal sea swells.
This is the final advisory on Tropical Storm Matthew that is being issued by St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services will resume normal operations from the E.T Joshua Airport.