Warning in Effect for Small Craft Operators as Tropical Wave Affects St. Kitts & Nevis


According to the St. Kitts Meteorological Services at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, tropical wave is currently affecting the Eastern Caribbean, with the bulk of heavy showers and thunderstorms associated with the wave, expected to pass south of the Leeward Islands.

However, clouds and showers from the wave started to spread to the area from Monday night into Tuesday.

Skies over St. Kitts and Nevis will be cloudy to overcast with scattered showers. And there is a good chance of thunderstorms developing.

Other weather sources have indicated that there are no signs of surface circulation at this time but that slow development of the wave is possible during the next few days, as it moves westward, at 15-20 MPH. The system is said to have a low chance, (20%), of becoming a Tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.

According to the MET Office, winds are expected to be ENE at 14 – 22kt over land and peaking to near 25kt over open waters. Gusts in showers are also possible.

The seas are said to be locally rough with waves 1.8 – 2.4m or 6 – 8ft. Warnings are in effect for small craft operators and sea bathers against hazardous marine conditions.

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