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A FLASH-FLOOD WATCH is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A tropical wave coupled with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and a favourable
upper level environment will continue to generate moderate to heavy showers and isolated
thunderstorms across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines tonight into tomorrow.

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In addition, this instability will produce wind speeds near 12 – 25 mph (20 – 40km/h) with higher gusts near showers.

Rainfall accumulations of 75mm (approximately 3 inches) are possible through Tuesday with
isolated higher amounts in mountainous areas.

Thus, a Flash-Flood Watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 6:00 p.m
today, August 17th 2020 until 12:00 noon Tuesday 18th, 2020.

Residents and motorist in areas prone to flooding and landslides or near rivers and
streams should exercise caution.

A Flood-Watch is issued when conditions are favourable and there exists the possibility of
flooding during the watch period.

This flood watch may be upgraded to a warning if conditions warrant.

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