Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Barbados Weather Report - Met Office monitoring two systems

Here is a look at the weather in Barbados, according to information from the Barbados Meteorological Services. 

A weak surface to mid-level trough will affect the island. Today should therefore be fair to partly cloudy with a few isolated showers. However, some afternoon localized convection is also likely mainly over some central, western and northwestern districts. Tonight is forecasted to be fair to occasionally cloudy with a few scattered showers. 

The Barbados Meteorological Services has provided information on two systems it is watching closely:

"The BMS is now monitoring the progress of two (2) tropical systems to the east of the Lesser Antilles. Tropical Depression #11 which is immediately east of the island chain, continues to move slowly westward but is expected to dissipate as it approaches the Lesser Antilles by late Sunday.

"At 5:00 a.m the center of Tropical Depression #11 was located near 14.5N 55.0W… about 320 miles...512 km east of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds...30mph...45km/h with higher gusts. Present movement is towards the north-west near 6km… 9km/h. A slow west-northwestward to northwest motion is expected until the system dissipates in a day or so…

"Some isolated pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are still likely to affect Barbados as the remnants of this system move across the island chain late Monday into Tuesday.

"Meanwhile, also at 5:00 a.m this morning the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near 9.1N 28.0W… about 465 miles... 745 km south-southeast of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph...65 km/h and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) to the north of the center...This system is expected in the vicinity of the Lesser Antilles y Thursday next week.

"The BMS will continue to monitor the progress of both systems and will update this statement as conditions warrant."

The current temperature is  30.1 °C and winds are coming from the east-southeast to east at 10 to 25 km/h. Seas are slight to moderate in open water with swells from 1.0m to 1.5m.   

Sunrise was at 5:48 am and sunset is expected at 5:54 pm.

High Tide

2:32 am and 3:17 pm 

Low Tide

8:49 am and 8:56 pm   

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