Approaching Weather System likely to be Named Emily Tomorrow

Residents of St. Kitts and Nevis are asked to pay close attention to advisories which may be issued in the local media, via the St. Kitts Met Office and NEMA from time to time.

As we approach the peak of the 2011 hurricane season, persons are asked to be vigilant in all endeavours and to employ sound judgment when in areas that may be prone to flooding or other hazards related to tropical cyclone activity. This includes not parking in ghauts or known waterways and seeking shelter on higher ground for those persons living in areas that are prone to flooding.

Weather Forecast for St. Kitts & Nevis: Today: Mostly cloudy with widely scattered showers. Tonight: Increasing cloudiness becoming overcast at times with scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms. 

Eastern Caribbean Forecast: A weak upper level trough along with a tropical wave ahead of an intense low pressure area will generate mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms over Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Meanwhile, the rest of the Eastern Caribbean will be partly cloudy to cloudy at first becoming increasingly cloudy to overcast with some showers, isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds.

Winds: NE at 12 to 18 knots with gusts to near 28kts. Over open waters the winds will be 14 to 20kts with gusts near 30kts.

Seas: Moderate with peak waves near 1.8 m or 6 feet. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution. However, seas will be locally rough with waves 2.1 – 2.8m or 7 – 9ft, when a small craft warning will be in effect.

A small crafts advisory is in effect for St. Kitts and Nevis.

 

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