Friday 21 September, 2018

TS Isaac Update: Flood Watch extended, High Surf Advisory ended

UPDATE: [7:15 pm, Thursday, September 13]

Due to the fact that showers, isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds will continue to affect Barbados tonight into tomorrow as moisture trails in the wake of Tropical Storm (TS) Isaac moving across the island, the Flood Watch for Barbados has been extended until tomorrow.

Word of this came from the Barbados MeteorologicalServices. The Flood Watch will remain in effect until 6:00 am, tomorrow, Friday, September 14, 2018.

The Small-Craft Warning will also remain in effect until 6:00 a.m Friday, September 14, 2018. THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. 

Flood Watch issued for Barbados

[Original post: 12:07 pm, Thursday, September 13, 2018]

The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a Flood Watch for Barbados.

Forecasters said that Tropical Storm Isaac was now moving into the eastern Caribbean Sea and was located near 14.9N 61.8W or about 50 miles (75 km) southwest of Dominica at 11:00 a.m, with maximum sustained winds near 45 mph or 75 km/h. 

VIDEO: Heavy rain in Hothersal Turning, St Michael this morning.

The Met Office provided further information: 

"Storm force winds extend 160 miles (260 km) from the center. Isaac continues to weaken as it moves westward at 20 mph or 31 km/h The center of Isaac passed about 150 miles to the north of Barbados around 6:00 a.m this morning bringing an increase in clouds and showers across the island. Showers, isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds will continue to affect Barbados today and into tonight.

"As a consequence A FLOOD-WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR BARBADOS UNTIL 6:00 P.M TODAY, THURSDAY 13TH, 2018 A Flood-Watch means that flooding is possible within the watch area.

"The Small-Craft Warning will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m Friday, 14th September, 2018. A small-craft Warning means in this case that surface winds greater than or equal to 25 knots and/or seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) are already affecting or expected to affect the marine area. The High-Surf Advisory has been discontinued."

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