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UPDATE: Severe weather bulletin

The Barbados Meteorological Services is monitoring the progress of a strong tropical wave about 660 nautical miles/ 800 statute miles ( 1287 km) to the east of Barbados.

The system is moving westward to west-northwestward at about 15 to 20 mph/24 to 32 km/h, with an accompanying area of low pressure centered along the wave axis near 10N 48W.

Environmental conditions are conducive for some gradual development over the next 24 – 36 hours, and a tropical depression could form by the time the system approaches Barbados, late tomorrow Tuesday into early Wednesday morning.

Regardless of development, some moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds are expected to spread across the island late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Rainfall accumulations of four to eight inches (100 to 200 millimetres) are possible along the path of the system.

In addition, swells of four  to five  metres (12 to 15 feet) and winds gusting to storm force of greater than 39 miles per hour (63 km/h) are also likely.


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