Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Barbados Weather Report - Fair conditions expected on Sunday August 25

Forecasters with the Barbados Meteorological Office at Charnocks, Christ Church, this morning issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados in anticipation of the expected arrival of the fourth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Dorian.

At 8 a.m. this morning, it was centred near 11.1°N 52.1°W or about 830 km east-southeast of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds are near 65km/h, with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to kilometres from the centre.

On the forecast track, Dorian is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles late Monday or early Tuesday; passing about 64 kilometres to the north of Barbados early Tuesday morning as a strong tropical storm.  Further strengthening is forecast as the system moves into the Eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday afternoon.

Pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds are expected to move across Barbados Monday night into Tuesday.

Meantime, on Sunday, officials say throughout the day, the Atlantic high-pressure system is expected to be the dominant feature affecting the island into tonight.

As a result, it will be fair to partly cloudy, hazy and breezy at times with a few brief scattered showers, while tonight will be fair to occasionally cloudy, hazy and breezy at times, with a few brief scattered showers.

Generally, the winds will be blowing from the East to East North East at between 15 to 35 km/h with higher gusts. 

Similarly, the seas will be slight to moderate in open waters with swells between 1.0m to 2.0m.

The sun rose over Barbados at 5:47 a.m. and it will set around 6:14 p.m.

Yesterday temperatures reached a high of 31.6°C, with a slight drop to 26.5°C overnight.

High Tide

12:02 a.m. and 12:13 p.m.

Low Tide

5:23 a.m. and 4:51 p.m.


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