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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.

5 Responses to Met office: No severe weather in near future

  1. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne September 30, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I may agree with this but at the same time we must have faith in God above everyday because He is in complete control of what is going on all over the world.

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  2. Ejd September 30, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Something not right here. I distinctly remember a Met Officer telling David Ellis that a second system was going to impact the island in two hours. David also repeated the statement, to the best of memory.

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    • harry turnover September 30, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      There is NO WAY that a Met Officer could have told David Ellis that ……Two hours from when ? and how come you are the ONLY person that heard it ?
      You probably heard that from a wannabe amateur Met.Officer who probably looked at a satellite picture on the internet and interpreted it his way.
      A well known announcer is known for this. In situations like these You need to listen to the bulletins READ by a QUALIFIED Met.Officer or watch the weather news on CBC and not to people offering their own interpretations on radio or on social media.

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  3. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews September 30, 2016 at 11:45 am

    give me 10 days and I will look again , counting your chickens before they hatch ,

    Reply
  4. Edmund Harrison
    Edmund Harrison September 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Uhh huh

    Reply

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