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- What happened to Bertha?
  • From: "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabana at vincysurf.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:05:18 -0400

So, here we are with all the light stuff inside so it can’t blow, hoping for some good rainfall from Bertha, and nothing…we have had a few light sprinkles but nothing like what we were expecting…

- Weather Report Fri 11 July
  • From: Gary Blackman <svghurrseas at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:29:03 -0400
Carnival season is over & it was pretty much rain free (as far as I can remember...)

That all changed Wednesday & yesterday.

Two tropical waves came through in quick succession resulting in persistent heavy rain & biggish seas. As to be expected, Kingstown had a bit of a flood due to (apparently) blocked drains.

Nothing out of the ordinary....and the weekend is now with us.

- this is very encouraging
  • From: "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabana at vincysurf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:39:28 -0400

We are happy campers now…everybody is happy that it’s started to rain…we got just over an inch yesterday and it’s raining again…a little over ¼ of an inch so far this morning...you can see the trees on the opposite side of the bay starting to turn green…either that of the sahara dust has just been washed off, but it’s definitely greener…wonderful to  hear water gurgling down the downspouts into the cistern…lets hope it keeps coming and fills everybody’s tanks up’…lots of birds singing now that had been quiet for a long time, and I’m sure we’ll start hearing the tree frogs chirping at night now that they can come out of hiding…


- 30 June Report
  • From: Gary Blackman <svghurrseas at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:39:21 -0400
A wet weekend! Friday evening drizzle, Saturday morning had some very heavy downpours, (resulting in Kiddie Carnival being postponed until this morning.....which seems to be even wetter) & Sunday rain on/off all day with some heavy squalls mixed in.
The grass seems to have lost of its brown tinge, although from friends who work on the other Grenadines, it's still a bit of a struggle.
The wave is just passing over us as I write, but there now seems to be a train of blobs along 5N in the east Atlantic.

- it's not much, but it's a start
  • From: "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabana at vincysurf.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:40:48 -0400

Between last night and today so far the rain gauge is up to ¼ of an inch which has come in gentle showers, combined with the fact that it’s overcast means that the ground is staying damp on the surface…my little patch of grass is starting to turn green already…I hope it keeps coming…

- disappointing waste of lightning and thunder
  • From: "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabana at vincysurf.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:40:44 -0400

The winds picked up, we watched the black mass of cloud appear, there was distant thunder and lightning, but no rain for Bequia…what there was went to the south of us…so disappointing…I was standing on our deck beckoning the rain to come our way…my husband said the dogs were laughing at me…maybe the next wave will bless Bequia and all the Antilles…

- finally looking like Bequia is going to get some rain...
  • From: "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabana at vincysurf.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:46:05 -0400

Fingers crossed we are in for some rain…it looks like the tropical wave is going to bring us some lovely rainfall…it’s so desperately dry here, water tanks are running out, not much green foliage…the only thing happy seems to be the bougainvillea…even the agaves and cactus look shriveled…


Anyway, the wind is picking up so hopefully the rain won’t be too far behind…

- 18 June
  • From: Gary Blackman <svghurrseas at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:04:04 -0400
First report of the year as the weather has been pretty stable for the last few weeks. The Saharan Air Layer has kept most of the rain away & marine visibility has been pretty bad, with Bequia hardly visible from Villa for most of the time.
Today, however, Bequia is clear as a bell, which usually indicates that rains are on their way. They are sorely needed. 
There has been government-imposed water rationing for some parts of the island, with Spring rainfall down to half of normal levels. 

Let's hope it's some drizzle to begin with to prevent run-off when the downpours begin.....probably just in time for carnival in 3 weeks!

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