Severe weather alert for Barbados

The Barbados Met Office says an approaching tropical wave is expected to begin affecting Barbados late Monday into Tuesday.

The system is showing some slow development at this time and it could become a tropical storm by the time it approaches Barbados and the southern Windwards early Monday night . The Met Office says this could require the issuing of a Tropical Storm Watch or Warning for Barbados at late notice.

Forecast models are indicating sustained surface winds of between 40 to 50 knots (45 to 55 mph) with higher gusts on the northern periphery of the system as it moves across the region.  In addition, large easterly swells of 5 to 6m (16 to 20 ft) are also forecast to accompany the system.   Thus, a High-Surf Advisory  and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect from 6 a.m on Monday.

The Met Office says regardless of development, deteriorating conditions with pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms occasional gusty winds are expected spread across Barbados by tomorrow night. Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimetres) are possible. Due to the already saturated nature of the soils, some flash-flooding is likely in low-lying areas.

Residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.


33 Responses to Severe weather alert for Barbados

  1. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown June 18, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Yeah Yeah!!!

  2. Alex Alleyne June 18, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    let us hope the drains are cleared.

    • Concerned Citizen June 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Not that I have seen. Hope they will do so tomorrow.

  3. Cara Gilkes
    Cara Gilkes June 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Philip Ayres

  4. Sacha Richards
    Sacha Richards June 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Kim Stanley x

  5. James Franks June 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    More sewerage for Worthing ??

  6. Steve Lavens
    Steve Lavens June 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    We were there during last year’s tropical storm on the island … Just like a normal English day.:-)

    • Marva King
      Marva King June 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Really ?

    • Victor Wilson June 18, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Very rarely do you get rain like “Mathew” last year in Barbados in the UK

    • Marva King
      Marva King June 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      He sure didn’t.

  7. Nikisha Natalie Daly
    Nikisha Natalie Daly June 18, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Lizanne Yearwood

    • Lizanne Yearwood
      Lizanne Yearwood June 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Hey yes they said it will pass over the northern peak if Barbados. Hopefully it missed. Few showers but nothing to talk about. Thanks for thinking about me

    • Nikisha Natalie Daly
      Nikisha Natalie Daly June 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Yeah NP. I jus saw you posting that you are there. Be safe and have an amazing time

  8. Styletitude Dimple
    Styletitude Dimple June 18, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Kwanza Malika Beckles

  9. Tracey Owens
    Tracey Owens June 18, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Louise Williamson

  10. Debi Goulding
    Debi Goulding June 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    What day do u leave?

  11. Brian Robinson
    Brian Robinson June 18, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Mick EastAmy EdgleyPeter Robinson

  12. Aubrey Awbritij Richards
    Aubrey Awbritij Richards June 18, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Come onn people of barbados it seems like alot of u guys dont take the weather serious, its the begining of the HURICANE SEASON

  13. Albert Keizer
    Albert Keizer June 18, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    take care

  14. Dan Louis
    Dan Louis June 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Has anyone informed opposition leader Mia Mottley???

  15. Sandra Rowbury
    Sandra Rowbury June 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Stay safe everyone from UK xx

  16. Bobolee Popo June 18, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Aubrey!!! we take the weather seriously but the weather-man has left like Alice in wonderland so many times it ain’t funny..
    I always wonder if he owns a supermarket..because the said mention does get through licking..

    • harry turnover June 18, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Big man those advisories ORIGINATE at the NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTRE IN MIAMI and if you were following the system when it was closer to the Cape Verde Islands you would have realized that they are SPOT ON.
      Hope you will not be one of those hoping that a Supermarket will be open at the last moment when you feel the first gust.

  17. Margaret Hinkson June 18, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Be thankful to God ,when they do not turnoutassevereas e petted and do some research into the ones that did

  18. Troy June 18, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Did anyone inform Mr. Bynoe at Carlton that there’s a system approaching?

  19. Jennifer Moore June 18, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    May God Protect Barbados and his People! Be Safe!

  20. Corb June 18, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    We in St lucia are monitoring this system as our soil is already saturated from previous rain

  21. Kessandra Blackman
    Kessandra Blackman June 18, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Sean Blackman

  22. Hazel Leacock
    Hazel Leacock June 18, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    We have one here for tomorrow .

  23. Maretta Fedy
    Maretta Fedy June 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    be safe everyone

  24. Judy Bailey June 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I wish that all be safe and trust the Lord and be careful on the road

  25. Lloyd V Foster June 20, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Spared by the grace and mercy of God. Let us be thankful, prayerful and helpful.


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