Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados

The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados.

The strong tropical wave which was identified to the east-southeast of Barbados yesterday was upgraded to Potential Tropical Cyclone #15 at 11 a.m. and was further upgraded to Tropical Depression #15 at 2 p.m.

At 2 p.m., the center of T.D. #15 was located near 11.9°N, 51.6°W at or about 540miles or 870 km east south-east of Barbados.

The system is expected to move westward to west-northwards over the next 26 hours and on this track, the center is forecast to pass near or just north of Barbados early Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35mph (55km/h) with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure was 1006mb or 29.71 inches.

Based on this information, a Tropical Storm Warning may be issued at short notice.

Regardless of development, deteriorating conditions with pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds are expected to spread across Barbados from late Sunday into Monday. Rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches (75 to 125mm) are possible.

Due to the already saturated nature of the soil a Flood Warning may be required at short notice. Thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

In addition, large easterly swells of at least 4 to 6m (13 to 20 ft) are also forecast to accompany the system. Hence, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. today.

13 Responses to Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados

  1. Jennifer September 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks Barbados today.

  2. Makelia Small
    Makelia Small September 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Florette Small

  3. Seth St John
    Seth St John September 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I still cant figure out where they are getting their swell prediction from.. i see nothing that would make me think a 20 foot swell is probable..

    • harry turnover September 16, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Then go into the sea and enjoy yourself instead of losing sleep over a swell height or better yet go and measure them and come back and let BT know wha you get.

  4. Maretta Fedy
    Maretta Fedy September 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Stay safe my bajan friends ❤

  5. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony September 16, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Tropical storm Maria now

  6. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony September 16, 2017 at 5:13 pm

  7. Liz Lashley
    Liz Lashley September 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Oneal Gonzales

  8. Sheron Inniss September 16, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    @ Seth St John. This is and never will be a down pat area to deal with. The BMS makes predictions using the information they have. They do not control the weather. If you don’t understand ask a question. I am sure it would be forthcoming. If you want to ignore their warnings and go in the water then go long in the sea. If you drown and your body is found your family will bury you. If not found they will save some money. It is better to be safe than sorry. No hard feelings.

  9. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony September 16, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    This system (Maria) has been moving west for about two days but the NHC continues to show a projected path north- west . I find this very miss-leading.

  10. fedupwididiots September 16, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    St John enjoy yuh sea bath .. go up by dee soup bowl hear? buh bye.

  11. Arri Mayers September 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Armchair Generals, armchair Police Chiefs and now armchair Met Men.

  12. Christine September 18, 2017 at 11:49 am

    I am a Bajan checking from overseas on situations which might impact my family and friends in Bim. However, these comments are good enough to keep one laughing through the storm. Stay safe Barbados.


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