Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Tropical wave update: Islandwide flash flood warning in effect

Graphical image issued by the Barbados Met Office

Graphical image issued by the Barbados Met Office

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) has issued a flash flood warning for Barbados from 10:33 am to 6 pm or sooner if conditions warrant. 

 

Video content: Weather update from Acting Director of the Barbados Met Office Sabu Best around 4:15 pm, October 14

A flash flood warning is issued when rapid flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than six hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.

According to the BMS report, maximum rainfall accumulations of 25.0 to 100.0 mm in heavy to violent showers are expected across sections of the island today as a tropical wave affects the island.

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Residents and visitors should note that significant runoff from higher elevations is imminent. Additionally, significant delays on traffic routes with some roads possibly impassable. Large objects or debris from higher elevations may also become embedded within fast-moving water flows.

Today's Forecast

Morning

Synopsis: A tropical wave will be affecting the island.

General Forecast: Mostly cloudy to overcast with frequent intermittent scattered heavy to violent showers and a medium chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Tonight

Synopsis: A tropical wave will continue to affect the island.

General Forecast: Mix of clear skies and clouds with the occasional intermittent widely scattered light to heavy showers and a low chance of isolated thunderstorms.

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