Grenada braces for showery weather and strong winds as Tropical Wave approaches

Grenada braces for showery weather and strong winds as Tropical Wave approaches

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St George’s, Grenada: Forecasters at the Meteorological Office at the Maurice Bishop International Airport of Grenada outlined that it has been monitoring moderate to strong convective activity ahead of an approaching tropical wave.

As per the update by the forecasters, atmospheric instability and an abundance of moisture ahead of an approaching tropical wave are expected to support showery activity, thunder, and gusty winds.

The forecast for the State of Grenada is cloudy to overcast and windy with showers (some heavy) and thundershowers, becoming more frequent after midnight, according to the update shared by the Meteorological office.

The Meteorological Office has issued a warning for a high chance of flash flooding, landslides, and strong winds after midnight. In addition, there is a small craft advisory in effect as waves are forecasted to be up to seven (7) feet in open waters.

Potential Impacts:
• Horizontal visibility may be temporarily reduced due to moderate and/or heavy precipitation (rainfall).
Strong winds can result in broken branches and downed trees.
• Choppy seas, moderate to rough waters impacting fishermen, small sailboats, and other small craft (Small craft advisory).

Caution:
• Be aware of possible flooded roadways, especially in low-lying areas.
• Be aware of the possibility of broken branches and downed trees.
• Take necessary precautions with small watercraft, especially during high tide.

The National Disaster Management Agency, in collaboration with the Meteorological Office, will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.

“For additional information, please contact Ruth Jacob Roberts, Public Relations Officer at NaDMA, on 440-8390-4: mobile: 533-0766, or email: admin@magd and nadma.ed. NaDMA, the official source for all disaster-related information in Grenada,” it asked the general public.