A Small Craft Warning and High Surf Advisory is currently in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Barbados Meteorological Services said the Small Craft Warning and High Surf Advisory came into effect from 6:00pm yesterday, September 4, and will continue through to 6:00am tomorrow September 6.

A Small-Craft Warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 10feet are already affecting or are expected to affect the marine area, while a High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses or is expected to pose a threat to life and property within the surf zone.

The centre of the powerful Hurricane Irma is expected to pass across the extreme northern Leeward Islands late today/early tomorrow morning.

Although “Irma” is not expected to directly impact St.Vincent and the Grenadines, outer rainbands from the system are likely to bring some isolated pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms along with occasional gusty winds across the islands from beyond midnight today and persisting into tomorrow.

Rainfall accumulations of up to one inch with isolated higher amounts are possible. Some flash flooding and land slippage is possible in low-lying areas. Thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

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