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SVG WEATHER UPDATE: Tropical Wave Affecting the Islands

A tropical wave is crossing the islands and a few scattered showers can be expected across St. Vincent and the Grenadines tonight. A low-level shear-line is expected to maintain unstable conditions with light to moderate rain and pockets of heavy showers by Saturday afternoon.

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Reduced shower activity is expected during the night, as the shear-line drifts southward across our islands. Isolated showers may linger across SVG on Sunday and a few showers are likely again by evening. Patches of Saharan dust linger across our area, occasionally creating slight hazy conditions.

Fresh to occasionally strong (~30 – 45 km/h) easterly breeze could gusts near 55 km/h overnight. Wind speeds are expected to increase to near 50 km/h by Saturday evening and turn east north-easterly, gradually decreasing and varying in direction on Sunday. Moderate (~20 – 30 km/h) easterly breeze is expected Monday.

Moderate sea-conditions are across our islands, near 1.5 m on western coasts and 2.5 m on eastern coasts with easterly sea-swells. 

Swell heights are expected to rise during Saturday, ranging 1.8 – 2.5 m on western coasts and nearing 3.0 m on eastern coasts by Saturday afternoon.

Small-craft operators and sea-bathers can expect moderate to rough conditions with gusty winds…Swell heights could start falling late Sunday, becoming slight to moderate (1.2 – 2.0 m) across SVG by Monday afternoon.

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