6:00 P.M WEATHER UPDATE FROM THE ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE.
According to the 6:00 p.m. weather update received from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office, the area of low pressure system is centered near 11north… 51 west or about 500 miles east - south east of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
A hurricane hunter aircraft investigating the system this afternoon found showers and thunderstorm accompanying the system have remained fairly persistent and while environmental conditions are only marginally conducive for development, any additional strengthening could lead to the formation of a tropical depression within the next 12-24 hours.
This system is moving towards the west-north west at 20 mph and this general motion is expected to continue over the next few days.
On its present track and forecast, the center of the system is expected to pass to the north east of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday afternoon into evening.
Regardless of its development or the location of the center from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, this system has the potential to generate pockets of moderate to heavy showers, scattered thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds across the island.
The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office will continue to monitor the movement and development of this system.
NEMO is urging everyone to continue to monitor their radios for more information as we continue to monitor this system.
The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is also reminding the public that we are in the hurricane season and it is very important to be prepared:
Stock your home with emergency supplies and full your vehicle tank with fuel.
Trim all overhanging branches and trees.
Make plans to protect people with special needs and pets.
Ensure that all drains around the house are cleared of all debris to avoid flooding during heavy rainfall.
Owners of Businesses are encouraged to review their disaster plan for their business at this time.
Learn about your community's emergency plans, warning signals, evacuation routes, and emergency shelters.