Tropical storm warning issued for Barbados

Barbados is now under a tropical storm warning.

The Met Office says the strong tropical wave east-southeast of Barbados has been upgraded to Potential Tropical Cyclone #2.

At 5 p.m., the center of the system was located near 7.5°N 50.4°W at or about 815 miles east south east of the Windward Island.

The system is expected to move westward to west-northward over the next several hours and on this track, the center of is expected to pass about 180 miles to the south of Barbados late Monday into Tuesday. However, sustained surface winds of between 40 to 50 knots (45 to 55 mph/73 to 89km/h) with higher gusts on the northern periphery of the potential storm are expected to impact Barbados late Monday into Tuesday morning.

In addition, large easterly swells of at least 5 to 6m (16 to 20 ft) are also forecast to accompany the system. Thus, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning has been issued and will be in effect from 6 a.m Monday, June 19.

Deteriorating conditions with pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds are expected spread across Barbados late tomorrow into Tuesday.

Rainfall accumulations of two to four inches (50 to 100 millimetres) are possible.

The Met Office says some flash-flooding is likely in low-lying areas. Thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

16 Responses to Tropical storm warning issued for Barbados

  1. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince June 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Gather that water…

  2. Sandra Rowbury
    Sandra Rowbury June 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Please stay safe

  3. Confused with a Kay June 18, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Tropical Storm warning and everything continues as normal? Never heard of it… I understand its not yet a storm but im still confused.

    • kimtonia June 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      A warning means that those conditions will be expected within 24 to 48 hours

  4. Sandra Mayers
    Sandra Mayers June 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Be safe ppl…

  5. Confused with a Kay June 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Tropical Storm warning and everything continues as normal? Never heard of it… I understand its not yet a storm but im still confused. How come it’s not a watch?

    • Steven Williams June 19, 2017 at 5:29 am

      Isn’t it warning before a watch…

  6. Mark Adamson June 18, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I moments ago helped to put the below contribution on Facebook.


    I have decided to help share with many of my contacts, the following imagery and other representations of the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), Miami, Florida, USA, on the weather system that is some distance way to the ESE of Barbados and the Windward Islands and that is reported via the NHC to be moving in our direction.

    Barbadians interested in the progress of this system ought carefully study this and other imageries and the relevant other representations to come from the NHC or other reliable sources, and then make up their minds, one way or another, about this system and its potential impact, first before rushing panicking to get items from supermarkets, hardware stores, putting up shutters to their homes, stores, if indeed it necessitates doing such anyhow.

    If there is going to be inclement weather impacting on Barbados, as a result of this system – which – at this stage – is no where near proper organization into a storm – which does not however mean it is not capable of becoming far more organized over the next 24 to 36 hrs, atmospheric and sea conditions permitting, it will be known by having a good look at the sky for changing cloud and weather patterns, sudden changes in wind strength and direction and quick changes in the sea conditions, within say a reasonable time period the center of the system is logically expected to get here, depending on the speed it is travelling at and the strength of the winds that it is carrying esp. outward from the center. Hence, just do not solely rely on the outputs of the weather technology used by the weather forecasters, use your God given common senses in proper ways wherefore you can draw valid conclusions based on the most up to date weather information provided or the actual changes in the physical weather conditions in 12 to 24 hrs, in order to determine how or if this system will or will not lash us soft or moderately or not at all.

    If there are negatives in those categories there is no need to panic or get anxious about this system and its potential impact. If there are clear positives in those categories exercize due precautions by doing the things many of us are expected to at this time of the year.

    Please, Barbadians use your common sense to read the technological and the physical pertaining to this system.

  7. Pearl Davy
    Pearl Davy June 18, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    To all my Bajan friends, stay safe, and I hope it is not as bad as it sounds.

  8. Patricia A Waltress
    Patricia A Waltress June 18, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Hope to plan to catch the water in jesus name

  9. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 19, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Stay Safe look after each other, Check on elderly neighbours that they have adequate non perishable food and water. Churches & Community Centres be prepared.

  10. Liz Lashley
    Liz Lashley June 19, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Lizzie Bloom stock up with food!!!!

    • Liz Lashley
      Liz Lashley June 19, 2017 at 6:14 am

      Adam Bloom she just might have extended her holiday again

  11. John Jo
    John Jo June 19, 2017 at 8:16 am

    be safe !!!!!!

  12. shirley July 18, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    My family is over there on vacation ,I’m so worried about them.Please in Jesus name be safe. Amen


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