Sunday 20 October, 2019

Barbados Weather Report - Fair skies give way to rains on Sept 21

Meteorologists say today will be fair to occasionally cloudy with a few scattered showers at first, becoming partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with some scattered showers, periods of rain and possible isolated thunderstorms mainly after midday.

This, as a tropical wave, which, around 4:30 pm yesterday was just about 800 miles off Barbados, starts to affect the island.

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Later in the evening, it is expected to be generally cloudy to overcast and breezy with some scattered showers, periods of rain and possible isolated thunderstorms.

Winds today will be blowing from the East to East South East at between 25 to 40 km/h and higher gusts near showers while the seas are expected to be moderate in open water with swells from 1.5m to 2.5m.

Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution, as, the Met Office also expects a gradual deterioration in sea-conditions with east southeasterly swells of 3.0 to 4.0m or 10 to 13 feet, likely.

Thus, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect from 8 am on Saturday, September to Monday, September 23.

A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone, while a Small-Craft Warning means in this case, that wind-speeds of 25 to 30 knots or 45 to 55km/h and or seas greater than 3m, (10 feet) will be affecting the marine area.

The sun rose over Barbados this morning at 5:48 am and it will set around 5:55 pm.

The maximum temperature recorded yesterday morning was 31.8⁰C and it dropped to a low of 27⁰C overnight.

High Tide

8:31 am and 8:10 pm

Low Tide

2:17 am and 1:30 pm

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