Met office: No severe weather in near future
Amid concerns that another weather system was approaching the island on the heels of Tropical Storm Matthew, the Barbados Meteorological Services is assuring Barbadians that there is no need to panic.
“There is no system that we are seeing right now that is immediately following behind Matthew that is going to cause us any really significant activity like Matthew did,” meteorologist Roslyn Blenman told Barbados TODAY. “We should be in the all clear for the next couple days.”
In fact, Blenman said the next five to six days should be normal in terms of weather activity, but Barbadians could brace for increased showers around next Wednesday associated with an approaching tropical wave.
“It’s just a normal wave. We should get some showers from it but nothing compared to what we got from Matthew,” she said.
One person was killed by Tropical Storm Matthew in St Vincent Wednesday night, while power outages were reported in neighbouring countries.
Matthew strengthened into a hurricane Thursday in the eastern Caribbean Sea and is forecast to take a sharp, northern turn over the next few days and could threaten Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas before heading to the United States.