Issued at 4:00 pm, Friday 2nd October, 2020
Unstable conditions due to the passage of a tropical wave and the presence of a favorable upper level
atmosphere will continue to linger across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. During the last 24 hours
there were reports of several flash-flooding and landslides in some areas on mainland Saint Vincent.
The forecast is for shower and thunderstorm activity as well as gusty winds near showers to continue into
tomorrow and the latest model data suggests further rainfall accumulations of at least 50 mm (~2 inches)
with isolated higher amounts in mountainous areas. Consequently, due to the extremely saturated nature
of soils, more landslides as well as flash-flooding are likely to occur.
As a result, the weather advisory is upgraded to a Flash-Flood Watch for St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
and is now in effect until 12 noon, Saturday 3rd October 2020.
Residents and motorists in areas prone to flash-flooding and land-slides, or near rivers and streams should remain alert and exercise
A Flood-Watch is issued when conditions are favorable and there exists the possibility of flooding during the watch period.
This flood-watch may be upgraded to a flood-warning if conditions warrant.