Sunday 25 October, 2020

Flash flood warning for western, southwestern, and central districts

A flash flood warning is in effect for the western, southwestern, and central districts of Barbados.

The Barbados Meteorological Services reports that the warning is in effect from 11:15 am to 6 pm or sooner if conditions warrant. 

Maximum rainfall accumulations of 40.0 to 100.0 mm in heavy to violent showers is expected over the warning area. 

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. 

Residents and visitors should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period :

Significant runoff from higher elevations. Significant soil erosion is likely on exposed or scarred land surfaces. Large water settlements on roads and fields. Significant adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc). 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. Significant flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible. 

Today's forecast

Morning

Synopsis: A weak surface to mid-level ridge pattern will be dominant over the island.

General Forecast: Western, South Western, Central and North Eastern Districts: Mostly cloudy with occasional intermittent moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Elsewhere: Partly sunny with a few brief isolated light showers.

Tonight

Synopsis: A weak surface to mid-level ridge pattern will be dominant over the island.

General Forecast: Mostly clear with a few brief isolated light showers.

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