Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Barbados Weather Report - Tropical Storm Warning issued for Barbados

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

Today should be generally cloudy, hazy and breezy with a few scattered showers at first, becoming cloudy to overcast with scattered moderate to heavy showers, storm force winds and possible isolated thunderstorms towards evening. As tropical storm Kirk affects Barbados, tonight should be generally cloudy to overcast with scattered moderate to heavy showers, storm force winds and possible isolated thunderstorm.  

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

At 5:00 a.m this morning Tropical Storm Kirk was located near 11.8N 52.7W or about 470 miles …755km east of Barbados and on this track, the centre of Kirk is expected to pass about 50 miles north of Barbados between Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon.

"Sustained surface winds of between 25 to 35 mph (40 to 55 km/h) with gusts to storm force are expected to spread across Barbados starting tonight and persisting into tomorrow. In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms are expected. Rainfall accumulations of at least 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimetres) are possible between tonight and Friday morning.

"Some flash flooding is likely in low-lying areas. Thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions."

The Met Office also added that "large easterly/south-easterly swells of 3.5 to 4.5 (11 to 15 ft) are also forecast to accompany the system":

"These adverse sea-conditions are expected to persist into the weekend when northerly swells being generated by the remnants of Post-Tropical cyclone Leslie in the north-central Atlantic, propagate southwards across the Lesser Antilles. Low-lying coastlines around the island will be particularly vulnerable at times of high tide. Large waves and dangerous rip-tides can be expected. These will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water. 

"Thus, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect from 6:00 a.m today, Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 until 6:00 a.m Monday, 1st October."

The current temperature is 28.9 °C and winds are coming from the east-northeast to northeast at 30 to 50 km/h with higher gust near showers. Seas are moderate to rough in open water with swells from to 2.0m to 3.0m. A Small craft warning is in effect for above normal sea swells. 4:26 and 16:35 10:16 and 22:42 5:48 and 17:52

Sunrise was at 5:48 am and sunset is expected at 5:52 pm.

High Tide

4:26 am and 4:35 pm 

Low Tide

10:16 am and 10:42 pm   

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