Situation Report #2 - Low level trough system affecting the Lesser Antilles Region

Report
from Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Published on 26 Dec 2013 View Original

THE SITUATION:

Severe rains and high winds due to a Low Level Trough System would have impacted the Participating States of CDEMA’s Central Sub-Region of Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica through Monday 23rd to Wed 25th December, 2013.

The synopsis by the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) stated that a small low level trough had moved into the Eastern Caribbean under the influence of a mid to upper level trough. The orientation of the eastern side of the upper level trough had significantly enhanced showers and thunderstorm activity over the states of the Eastern Caribbean.

Between December 23rd and 24th Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St.
Lucia began reporting heavy showery activity with accumulations over that 12 to 24 hours period recorded at 406 mm in Burton, St. Lucia, 156 mm in Grenada, and 109 mm in St Vincent.