Heavy rains to hit Barbados
Fri, August 10, 2012 - 1:26 PM
Heavy rains are expected to hit Barbados tomorrow as a result of Tropical Depression #7.
At 11:00 a.m today, the center of the depression was located near 13.7°N 49.5°W or about 670 miles or 1080km to the east of Barbados. The depression is moving towards the west at about 23mph….37 km/h and on this track the center of the system is expected to pass just to the north of Barbados late Saturday/early Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph…55km/h with higher gusts. Some slow strengthening is likely during the next 48 hours and there still exist the possibility that the depression could become a tropical storm before it reaches the Lesser Antilles.
Regardless of its development this system still has the potential to generate significant showers, scattered thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds across Barbados.
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