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UPDATE-Barbados on alert for severe weather

Barbados is today bracing for the possible impact of a tropical depression.

Local forecasters say they continue to monitor the progress of a developing weather system, which is expected to affect the island with moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds from Tuesday night into Wednesday.

As a result, Barbadians are being told to be on alert.

Following is the full text of the Severe Weather Statement #4 issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services at 6 a.m. today:

“The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of a strong tropical wave about 537 nautical miles / 618 statute miles ( 995 km) to the east of Barbados.

The overall cloud pattern continues to improve over the past few hours as the system slowly becomes better organized. However at this time most of the associated deep convection remains north of the broad center.

The system is moving westward to west-northwestward at about 15 to 20 mph or 24 to 32 km/h, with an accompanying area of low pressure centred along the wave axis near 11.3N

Environmental conditions will remain conducive for continued gradual development over the next 24 – 36 hours, and a tropical depression could form by late this morning or early this afternoon.

A tropical storm warning/watch may be issued for Barbados by late this morning once the system has been upgraded. Regardless of tropical cyclone development, moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, thunderstorms and winds gusting to storm force are likely to spread across the island late Tuesday night into Wednesday. Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches (100 to 200 millimeters) are possible along the path of the system. In addition, swells of 4 to 5 meters (12 to 15 feet) are expected in open water. This will prompt a warning for small craft and sea bathers for Tuesday night and into Wednesday.


8 Responses to UPDATE-Barbados on alert for severe weather

  1. Phil September 27, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Wunna fuget. God is a Bajan. David de asspostle Gine bray – oops sorry, ah mean pray real hard an de bed weather gon turn up nort. and hit one o’dem small islands.

  2. Cĥřīssý Ballantyne-Mofford
    Cĥřīssý Ballantyne-Mofford September 27, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Verselyn Edwards Keron J G Cottoy

  3. Ronnie Warren
    Ronnie Warren September 27, 2016 at 8:31 am

    The system has not strengthed and unless the sea parts it will pass us as a wave or the worst a depression but you are doing a good sell for the supermarkets.

  4. F.A.Rudder September 27, 2016 at 10:42 am

    This system will bring all of the island the most precious of all elements H2O. Farmers and dairymen will be relieved after a long period of drought. Pine Hill Dairy needs this blessing in its productivity end. The Barbados Water Authority can also be a smile wide. St.Joseph, St.Andrew and St.Thomas can all now sigh relief at least for the next eight weeks and hopefully much more. The past statesmen of the island has sent us;”the people”a great “Independence Time” gift!

  5. BoboTheClown September 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    From The above comments by some fools. It does seem that there are still those foolish (Not Virgins) but non believers that feel there are invincible ,so there is no need to stock up or have oil in their lamps . It does appear that history has not done anything that would act as a teaching or learning experience to fools.
    If I remember, and was taught,many perished when Noah tried the best he could to warn of the impending flood. Of course there are no Noahs in our midst ,but Meteorologist are trained to help us prepare for what might be approaching.
    For God’s sake let’s hope that the weather pattern is one that bring us the long needed showers ,but no fatalities because of our stupidity. This warning has nothing to to do with Super Markets doing brisk business, but people using common sense.

  6. Phil September 27, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Bobo boy like you going to bible classes up at Codgrington College, You get very religious. You done wid calypso? Marilyn like she prayin fuh you. Or you edgin in to politics. Check wid daddy fuh advice. If you was a supermarket owner you would be happy to see dis kind o’ weather. follow yuh advice. evahbody got dey opinion. ah gone…

  7. Anfaani September 27, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Be safe, all.


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