Flood watch discontinued

As of 6 p.m. Monday June 19, 2017 the Barbados Meteorological Service discontinued the flood watch for Barbados.

However, the High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning remain in effect until 6 p.m., Tuesday 20th June, 2017.

“Easterly swells of 3.5 to 4.5m (11 to 15ft) are expected to affect the coastal waters around Barbados for at least another 12 to 24 hours,” the Met office said in its latest bulletin.

It explained that a small-craft warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than three metres (10ft) and winds of at least 25 to 33 knots are already affecting the marine area.

A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone,” the bulletin added.

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