Met Office issues flood warning for Barbados

The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a flood warning for the island as Hurricane Jose moves towards the Leeward Islands.

In a weather bulletin issued at 1 p.m., the Met Office said while Jose, a category four system posed no threat to Barbados, some flash flooding was likely within the next few hours.

It advised that there could be rainfall accumulations of 2-3 inches and residents in flood prone areas should exercise caution and remain on alert.

The Met Office explained that Hurricane Jose had weakened the pressure gradient across Barbados and the southern Windwards during the day. As a result, a very light wind regime, strong day time heating and an abundance of low level moisture have resulted in some localized shower and thunderstorm activity across some sections of the island.

The flood warning will remain in effect until 5 p.m. today.

 

One Response to Met Office issues flood warning for Barbados

  1. Alex Alleyne September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Put some of those “young , strong strapping Jail Birds” to go clean the drains so we can keep most of the water from running into the sea.
    Standing over them will be the BDF, guns and all.

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