Weather conditions expected to continue into Wednesday

badweatherfolstonefloodedMore rain is in store for the island and Barbadians living in flood-prone areas should brace themselves for the impact.

The Barbados Meteorological Services gave Barbados notice of this afternoon in a special weather bulletin.

The agency’s Acting Director Hampden Lovell advised that current unsettled weather conditions were expected to continue into Wednesday.

With the amount of rain which already doused the country and the additional amount expected, Lovell said flooding was possible.

“With the already saturated nature of the earth, some flash-flooding is possible. Residents in flood-prone areas should take all necessary precautions and remain on the alert,” he said.

The official said this was largely because there “has been no significant change in the unsettled weather conditions which have been affecting Barbados over the past few days”.

“A passing tropical wave embedded within a broad area of low pressure continues to affect the islands of the eastern Caribbean. Another tropical wave is also forecasted to move across the area within another 24 to 36 hours, adding to the instability,” he explained.

“Thus, the unsettled weather conditions are expected to continue into Wednesday, during which time some outbreaks of moderate to heavy showers and scattered thunderstorms will spread across the island. Wind-speeds will also remain light and this will contribute to an element of localised showers during the daytime.”

Lovell said improved conditions were expected by Thursday and that his organisation would issue another bulletin “if conditions warrant”. (SC)

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