Flash flood watch for western, southwestern, and central districts
Created : 19 October 2020
A flash-flood watch is in effect for the western, southwestern, and central districts of Barbados.
The Barbados Meteorological Services reports that the warning will be in effect from 9am today Monday, October 19 to 6pm or sooner if conditions warrant.
Maximum rainfall accumulations of 25 to 50 mm in heavy showers are expected over central, western, and north-western districts.
Residents and visitors are advised to be prepared for strong runoff from higher elevations with some 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 and flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.
Synopsis: Surface to low-level instability will be affecting the island.
Forecast: Over central, western and northern districts: Mix of sunshine and clouds becoming cloudy with occasional intermittent scattered heavy showers and a low chance of isolated thunderstorms after mid-morning.
Elsewhere: Mix of sunshine and clouds with a few brief isolated showers.
Synopsis: A surface to mid-level ridge pattern will be dominant.
Forecast: Mix of clear skies and clouds with a few brief isolated light showers.
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