Monday 19 November, 2018

Small craft warning for Barbados ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac

Barbadians and visitors alike are being slapped with a precautionary small craft warning and high surf advisory as a result of the approaching weather system - Tropical Storm Isaac.

Acting Deputy Director at the Barbados Meteorological Services, Clairmonte Williams, told Loop News just around midday today that by 6:00 p.m tonight, Wednesday, September 12, a small craft warning will be issued and in effect until 6:00 am Friday, September 14.

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Williams said that the warning comes "as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac approaching the region - it's resulting in adverse sea conditions. So we're putting the small craft warning, in effect suggesting that small craft operators and seabathers and so on will heed the warning."

He said that the red flags indicating danger should be erected along the nation's beaches as well following the warning this evening.

As it relates to a possible flood warning, Williams said that for the day so far there have not been reports or indications of flooding anywhere on the island.

Regionally, based on the flight path of Tropical Storm Isaac up to this morning at 8:00 am, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis and Saba and St. Eustatius.

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