Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Flood Watch in effect for Barbados

Flood Watch is in effect for Barbados until 6 p.m.

Flood Watch is in effect for Barbados until 6 p.m.

While a Tropical Storm Warning issued on June 18 was discontinued at 8 a.m. today, a Flood Watch is now in effect for Barbados until 6 p.m. this evening.

A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible.

Additionally, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning are in effect until tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20.

The bulletin, issued at 12:30 p.m. by the Barbados Meteorological Service, notes that the Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 will bring some moderate to heavy showers across Barbados this afternoon.

These showers will be accompanied by brisk surface winds of 25 to 35 knots (35 to 50 km/h) with higher gust near showers. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches (25 to 50 millimetres) are possible. Some flash-flooding is likely in low-lying areas.

Residents are therefore urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.

In addition, large easterly swells of 3.5 to 4.5m (13 to 15 ft) are also forecasted to accompany the winds and a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning are in effect until Tuesday, June 20.

A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone. A Small-Craft Warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) and winds of at least 25 to 33knots are already affecting the marine area.

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