Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Barbados Weather Report - Tropical wave approaching on October 13

A Flash Flood warning is currently in effect for Central and South Western districts across Barbados.

Residents and visitors should be prepared for strong runoff from higher elevations. Soil erosion likely on bared or scarred land surfaces. Debris such as small rocks, mud and tree foliage could end up on roads and property. Traffic delays are likely. Flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.

The initial warning is valid from 12:30 pm today (October 13) and will be terminated at 6 pm today or sooner if conditions warrant.

According the Barbados Meteorological Service, 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.

Rainfall

Maximum Rainfall Accumulations of 25.0 to 40.0 mm in heavy showers are expected over central and southwestern disticts. 

Afternoon forecast

Central and Southwestern Districts: Partly sunny with the occasional intermittent scattered heavy showers and a medium chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Elsewhere: Partly Sunny.

Night forcast

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

General Forecast: Mix of clear skies and clouds at first, becoming mostly cloudy with occasional intermittent scattered light to moderate showers and a low chance of isolated thunderstorms towards day-break.

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