Flood watch in effect for Barbados

A flood watch is in effect for Barbados.

Below is the full advisory issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services at 12:30 p.m. today:

“A band of showers propagating northwest-wards from Potential Tropical #2 will bring some moderate to heavy showers across Barbados this afternoon. These showers will be accompanied by brisk surface winds of 25 to 35 knots (35 to 50 km/h) with higher gust near showers. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches (25 to 50 millimetres) are possible. Some flash-flooding is likely in low-lying areas. Thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

In addition, large easterly swells of 3.5 to 4.5m (13 to 15 ft) are also forecasted to accompany the winds.

Thus, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning are in effect until Tuesday, 20th June, 2017. A small-craft Warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) and winds of at least 25 to 33knots 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 FLOOD-WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 p .m. today.

A FLOOD-WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.” (ends)

12 Responses to Flood watch in effect for Barbados

  1. Julieta Wiles
    Julieta Wiles June 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Be careful ppl and my family..I am keeping you all in prayer..

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  2. Valarie Saunders
    Valarie Saunders June 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Shivonne Gittens

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  3. Valarie Saunders
    Valarie Saunders June 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Ato,J Saunders

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  4. Helicopter(8P) June 19, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    The cows are smiling and the cassava looking to travel deeper!

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  5. Dan Louis
    Dan Louis June 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Stay and be safe guys God blessings.

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  6. tedd June 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    this is the warning issued 1 hour before the rain began. is this good enough?

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  7. Joanna June 19, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Correct after cancelling the other one!

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  8. Christine Taylor
    Christine Taylor June 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Stay safe family!

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  9. Alex Alleyne June 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    We need the rain , hope nobody get wash away.
    Now the pumping stations will have something to pump in stead of AIR.
    Remember to clear the drains, it is very important.
    Water in the house not in the sea.

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  10. Maria Kirton
    Maria Kirton June 19, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Prayers to everyone.Stay safe and God bless

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  11. Milli Watt June 19, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    drought conditions…….

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  12. Valeen Angel Richards
    Valeen Angel Richards June 19, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Please be careful and be safe families

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