Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Loop Weather Report - Flood Warning, Small Craft Warning in effect

A Flood Warning and Small Craft Warning are in effect for Barbados until further notice.

In a 6 a.m. bulletin, the Barbados Meteorological Services today advised that the combination of a trough system and the ITCZ has been generating pockets of moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms across Barbados during the early morning hours.

It forecast:

"Fluctuations in the intensity of the showers, scattered thunderstorms along with occasional gusty winds are expected to persist for at least the next 24 to 48 hours.

Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) with isolated higher amounts are possible across the island as these systems linger over the area into early Wednesday.

Thus, a Flood-Warning and a Small-craft Warning have been issued and will remain in effect until further notice."

Residents in flood-prone areas were urged to remain on the alert and take the necessary precautions.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is already occurring or is imminent. A Small Craft Warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) and wind speeds of 20 to 25 knots (23 to 29 mph) will be affecting the marine area.

FORECAST:

As the trough system affects the island today and tonight, weather conditions are expected to be generally cloudy with pockets of moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms.

The sun rose at 5:49 and will set at 5:40 this evening.

Seas are moderate to rough in open water with swells from to 2.5m to 3.0m. (Small Craft Warning in effect)

HIGH TIDES:

12:17 and 23:53

LOW TIDES:

5:41 and 17:59

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