UPDATE – Communities flooded by heavy rains

Parts of Barbados experienced flash flooding today following heavy overnight rains.

One area, Goodland Gardens Christ Church, was under flood waters as a result of the downpours.

Goodland Gardens, Christ Church

The persistent showers continued this morning, prompting the Barbados Meteorological Office to issue a flood warning, which was discontinued at midday.

The latest forecast from the Met Office said weak, unstable conditions are affecting the island tonight. The weather is expected to be generally cloudy with a few showers, light rain and the chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Flash flooding was reported in some areas.

Winds are east to east southeasterly at 20 to 35 kilometers per hour. Seas are moderate in open water with swells from one to two meters.

According to the Met Office, is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy with a few showers, intermittent light rain and the chance of isolated thunderstorms.

One Response to UPDATE – Communities flooded by heavy rains

  1. Tony Webster November 6, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Our European Community-provided “doppler” radar is working again after a long time out of action…but it seems to have a big problem: unreliable/ inconsistent/ erroneous output. By comparing its images with the Martinique and Guadeloupe doppler radar images, one will often notice significant variations.

    It needs to be properly fixed, as the rationale behind it’s huge cost (and some 6 years to commissioning) was to facilitate our Meteorological folks’ ability to pin-point significant incoming activity, and to be precise in evaluating conditions at small, specific locations, both on lthe island, and offshore.

    Yes, like which specific localities might be subject to flash-flooding; lightning activity etc.


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