“Potential Tropical Cyclone” approaching Windward Islands

St Lucians are being advised to remain vigilant as a potential tropical cyclone speeds toward the Windward Islands.

The fast moving system is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm when it moves through the Windward Islands tonight and Tuesday, the National Hurricane Centre says.

The St Lucia Met Service says the centre of the system is projected to pass south of St Lucia but the island could experience moderate to heavy rainfall and gusty wind.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago.

At 8:00AM Monday, the system was located around 470 miles east south east of Grenada.

It had maximum sustained winds of 40mph and moving toward the west near 23 mph.

The National Hurricane Centre says tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles.

The disturbance is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the Windward Islands Monday night and Tuesday.


The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadine Islands has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for that country.

At 11:00AM, the system was located about 405 mile south-east of Grenada with maximum sustained winds near 40mph, according to the NHC.

On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to move through the Windward Islands and near the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and early Tuesday, NHC said.

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