The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office is monitoring the progress of a strong tropical wave located about 910 miles to the east of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

In a release today the Met Office said Moderate haze is expected this afternoon, alternating with a few scattered showers.

The Met Office has reported that instability should be increasing tonight as another tropical wave quickly approaches the region.

Scattered showers are expected to increase tonight with isolated thunderstorm activity.

Residents living in low lying areas, to exercise caution, as thunderstorm activity during Sunday – could result in isolated pounding and flash-flooding in vulnerable areas.

Persons are also asked to A strong wind-surge accompanying the tropical wave should reach our area during Sunday night…Large branches may be in motion and loose items may become dislodged be ALERT!

The system is moving westward to west-northwestward at about 15 to 20 mph (24 to 32 km/h), with an accompanying area of low pressure centered along the wave axis near 10N 48W.

Showers and wind speed should be decreased by Monday and replaced with hazy conditions.

Environmental conditions are conducive for some gradual development over the next 24 – 36 hours, and a tropical depression or tropical storm could form by the time the system approaches St. Vincent and the Grenadines, early Wednesday morning.

Regardless of development some moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds are expected to spread across the island from late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches (100 to 200 millimeters) are possible with higher amounts likely in mountainous areas.  In addition, sea swells of 4 to 5 meters (12 to 15 feet) and gusts to storm force of greater than 39 miles per hour (63 km/h) are also likely.

RESIDENTS IN ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services will continue to provide the necessary updates.

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