Tropical storm watch lifted, flood warning remains

The Barbados Meteorological Services has discontinued the tropical storm watch for the island, but the flood warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today.

At 2 p.m., the center of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 14.9 degrees north or 60.4 degrees west or about 136 miles north-northwest of Barbados.

The Met Office says the system no longer poses a threat to island as it continues on its current track at 10 miles per hour (17 km).

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 125 miles per hour and the forecasters have warned that Barbados will continue to experience wind speeds ranging from 20 to 35 miles per hour ( 32 to 56 km).

The Met Office noted that while there has been some ease in shower activity this afternoon, some moderate to heavy shower outbreaks are still likely.

It has urged residents in flood prone areas to remain alert.

4 Responses to Tropical storm watch lifted, flood warning remains

  1. jennifer September 18, 2017 at 3:29 pm


    • jennifer September 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      We thick in these bands. Till 9pm

  2. Precious Gem
    Precious Gem September 18, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    The winds are so strong in st George

  3. Nikolai Gibson
    Nikolai Gibson September 18, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    The wind is stronger now than when the hurricane was closer


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