Strong Tropical Wave Moving Through Islands

According to officials at the MET Office, the atmosphere across the Eastern Caribbean will become increasingly unstable as the day progresses, due to the approach of a strong and active Tropical Wave.

This wave will begin affecting us by later today, said the MET Office. Therefore across the eastern portion of the Island chain, skies will be generally partly sunny to cloudy with some widely scattered showers initially, becoming increasingly cloudy later today into tonight and tomorrow with numerous showers and thunderstorms. Elsewhere, skies will be partly cloudy with only brief passing showers expected.

The weather forecast for St. Kitts & Nevis is said to be generally partly sunny, to cloudy, with some brief passing showers initially, becoming increasingly cloudy later today into tonight and tomorrow with numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Flood watches or warnings may become necessary later today due to the anticipation of very heavy downpours. Residents are urged to continue to closely monitor the approach the area of disturbed weather located about 500 miles ESE of the Lesser Antilles as it becomes even better organized and will begin affecting us later today.

Winds:  ENE at 14 – 20kt today, becoming squally later this evening and tonight coming from between ENE and SE at 20 – 26kt, gusting as high as 32kt in heavier downpours.

Seas: Slight – moderate peaking at approx. 1.5m or 5ft initially, becoming very rough later today with waves 2.4 – 3.4m or 8 – 11ft. A warning will be in place later today for both small craft operators and sea bathers against very dangerous seas, breaking waves and gusty winds.

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