Met office issues severe weather bulletin

Barbadians are being warned to brace for adverse weather conditions from Sunday night.

A short while ago, the Barbados Meteorological Services served notice of a strong tropical wave, which was located about 1200 miles east of the Windward islands at 8 a.m. today.

Met officials say some slow development is possible over the next few days as it tracks westward to west-northwestward at about 15 miles per hour.

However, moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, scattered thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds are likely to spread across the island, starting late Sunday into Monday.

“Rainfall accumulations of at least six to eight inches (150-200mm) are possible with the passage of the system,” met officials said.

However, due to the already saturated nature of the soils they said a flood warning may be required at short notice.

“Marine conditions are also expected to deteriorate by Sunday afternoon with sea-swells expected to range between four and six  metres. As a consequence a high-surf advisory and small-craft warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday,” the severe weather bulletin said.

It also warned that “large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected which will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators”.

Sea bathers and other users of the sea are therefore advised to stay out of the water during that time.

“This activity may become even more adverse at times of high tide,” the bulletin added.

Forecasters are also keeping an eye on Tropical Depression #14, which is expected to track west-northwestward to northwestward into the central Atlantic well away from Barbados and the eastern Caribbean.

25 Responses to Met office issues severe weather bulletin

  1. harry turnover September 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    It appears that all but one of the Computer models are taking the centre away from the Northern Leeward Islands.
    The only model that I have been following for years now takes the centre just north of Bdos near St.Lucia/ Martinique as a Hurricane and this is the model that was spot on with Harvey,Irma and Jose.
    Lets hope that this time around their forecast is wrong

    • DWGlover September 17, 2017 at 8:07 am

      The European model was spot from the beginning re: Harvey and Irma. Praying it’s accuracy is used in making projections/preparations for Maria and Lee!

  2. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite September 15, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Stay safe !!

  3. Kim Connell
    Kim Connell September 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Be safe guys

  4. Edwin Leo
    Edwin Leo September 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    This why we cant blame the met office when homes are flooded etc we do get due warnings.

    • Natalia Reid
      Natalia Reid September 15, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Of course someone will still blame them, you forget this is Bim

    • Edwin Leo
      Edwin Leo September 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Your right Natalia Reid

    • Andrea Young
      Andrea Young September 15, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      I did see this news earlier today via another post.

  5. Caroline Van Acker
    Caroline Van Acker September 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Allez weer ne keer

  6. Mariam Makeba
    Mariam Makeba September 15, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Tropical storm watches or hurricane watches will be issued Saturday for portions of the lesser Antilles. That is the latest update from NHC.

  7. Jennifer Giles
    Jennifer Giles September 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Hi storm tracker I am on board me and the others trackers we are well informed about what is to go down, weather birds stay intact and intune.

    • Mariam Makeba
      Mariam Makeba September 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Girl we have to be on top of things, I ain’t able to rush to complete after listening to stale news after stale news every night cause what I does hear at seven forty five on my TV does be the five o’clock update and no sooner than he or she done the eight o clock update telling me something completely different. Stupse.

      • harry turnover September 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm

        The National Hurricane Centre in Miami is in constant contact with Met. Officials in the region on any system that is likely to affect the Islands and they are informed of any developments watches and warnings that are/will be issued LONG BEFORE they are seen on the internet…..and there are standard times for dissemination to the Public
        Little do some people know that the TV weather presenters are ALWAYS in possession of any updates BEFORE they go on air and before they are seen on the Internet.

  8. Andrea Young
    Andrea Young September 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    We always need to prepare as much as we can. We never know what these systems will do or go.

  9. tedd September 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    clearly even if the eye misses us the outer bands will generate a lot of rain, so there will definitely be flooding in flood prone areas. Please clear the drains and grills of wells near your homes. the gov will not be able to do all before sunday so lets clear the plastic bags and food containers from near and around the drains and wells. lets all play our part, prevention is better than cure.

  10. Maretta Fedy
    Maretta Fedy September 15, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Stay safe everyone

  11. Sophia Angel Chatterpaul
    Sophia Angel Chatterpaul September 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Go away

  12. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown September 15, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I hope this is true

  13. Margaret Blackman
    Margaret Blackman September 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Oh no not again!!! Stay safe folks.

  14. Ben Bella
    Ben Bella September 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    God watch over your children

  15. Angela Clinton
    Angela Clinton September 15, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Trust god that my Lil island and my people will b safe.

  16. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe September 15, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    When I hear people hollering for God when they hear a hurricane coming ? I does got to laugh….im sure alot of people in de other Caribbean islands that got mash up were hollering for God too.

  17. Othneal Kellman
    Othneal Kellman September 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Just spear us one more time Lord I thank you

  18. harry turnover September 16, 2017 at 7:43 am

    The latest coming out of the National Hurricane Centre from one of the most reliable models using the latest data ( 0600z ) indicates that the centre of the system is FORECAST to pass between Dominica and Guadeloupe/Antigua as a Hurricane,then linger over the Northern Leewards before moving through Puerto Rico,Hispaniola and the Bahamas before turning east of Florida and then northward.
    Hope that when the next collection of data ( 1200z data) it indicates that the centre is further north and I have no doubt the Met Office is in receipt of this ” stale news “

  19. janette reifer September 17, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Peter Lowe
    The problem is that they hollow for God only when something is to go down. Other than that they forget God and you know what happen to the nation that forgets God. God is not a convinience.
    Do as yah please, den hollowing gag God.


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