Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Barbados is under a Flash Flood Watch

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Barbados until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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According to the Barbados Meteorological Service, at Charnocks, Christ Church heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, generally less than six hours, could result in flooding within the Watch area.

They also warn that it may become necessary to upgrade this Watch to a Warning at short notice if conditions warrant and have urged residents in flood-prone areas to be on the alert and take the necessary precautions.

According to the statement issued around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, a strong tropical wave in combination with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is forecast to generate pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, scattered thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds across Barbados and the Windward Islands tonight and continuing into tomorrow, Sunday July, 28.

They note that rainfall accumulations of two to four inches are possible over the Watch area, which could result in flash flooding.

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