UPDATE-Tropical storm warning remains in effect

 A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Barbados as local meteorological officials continue to monitor the progress of a potential tropical cyclone.

At 11 p.m, the center of the system was located near 7.9°N, 52.4°W or about 600 miles (960km) southeast of Barbados.

The system is moving towards the west at 23mph (37km/h) and a faster motion towards the west northwest is expected over the next 24 to 48 hours.

On its present track, met officials say the centre of the system is expected to pass approximately 180 to 200 miles to the south of Barbados late Monday into Tuesday.

“Maximum sustained surface winds of between 34 to 46 mph (55 to 74km/h) with higher gusts on the northern periphery are expected to impact Barbados as the system passes to the south. 

“In addition, large easterly swells (storm surge) of at least 3.0 to 4.0m (10 to 13 ft) are also forecasted to accompany the system,” the met office said in its latest bulletin.

“Thus, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect from 6 a.m. Monday. Increasing cloudiness with isolated pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and thunderstorms are expected to spread across Barbados late tomorrow into Tuesday. Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 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,” the bulletin added.


15 Responses to UPDATE-Tropical storm warning remains in effect

  1. Arlita Strose
    Arlita Strose June 19, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Good Morning is the Ministry allowing children to attend school. The North is usually flooded with consistent rain

  2. Arlita Strose
    Arlita Strose June 19, 2017 at 5:42 am

    I leave home rather early by 6 and child leaves with me to the North

  3. Charming Forde
    Charming Forde June 19, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Good morning people, just exercise good judgement and common sense. You don’t have to wait on the ministry to tell you everything, just go about your business as normal and if you see any changes in conditions then go get your children from school. That will probably happen tomorrow, depending on what happens later this evening.

  4. Jason Blanche
    Jason Blanche June 19, 2017 at 6:53 am


  5. Mark Adamson June 19, 2017 at 7:03 am

    The below post is a copy of a Facebook post I helped to make moments ago.


    I have decided to help share with many of my contacts, the following latest imagery and other representations of the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), Miami, Florida, USA, on the weather system that is still some distance way – this time instead of the ESE, to the SE of Barbados and the Windward Islands and that is suggested via the NHC to be moving more along the upper coast of South America (than towards Barbados).

    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 showing better signs of organization into a storm than in the imagery I last helped to share, 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. With 12 hrs having gone since the publication of the first

    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.

    With 12 hrs having gone since the publication of my first interpretation – and with there having been no sudden changes in weather conditions from where I stand (the sun is out in all its morning glory too) given that it has been earlier stated in a bulletin by the Barbados Meteorological Service (BMS) that the system is likely to affect Barbados tonight, then there is so much that this weather system needs to produce and to move in a our direction, in less than 24 hrs to prove the BMS right.

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

  6. Gloria Wiggins
    Gloria Wiggins June 19, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I was saying the same thing

  7. Gloria Wiggins
    Gloria Wiggins June 19, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Yeaaa sure!!

  8. Helicopter(8P) June 19, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Storage of potable water is the number one item of the itenary and second to that is a reliable emergency light or waterproof flash light. A portable hand carried power generator can be a good item in case of a black out! We wish all goes well and that we will be fortunate enough to have some good precipitation flowing into our aquafurs which will bring our water supply levels some added inches of supply.


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