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Met man answers critics

Met man answers critics Hampden Lovell, Acting Director of Meteorological Services. (Gercine Carter)

Sat, July 13, 2013 - 5:20 PM

The Barbados Meteorological Service was criticized by some Barbadians this past week after Tropical Storm Chantal, which was predicted to hit the island, veered to the north and had little effect except for some rains and heavily overcast conditions.

The island was placed on shutdown as the storm approached and the all-clear was given only after 11 a.m. last Tuesday.

In the Big Interview in tomorrow's SUNDAY SUN, Senior Reporter Gercine Carter speaks to Hampden Lovell, who has been Acting Director of Meteorological Services for the past three years, about how the Met Office functions and responds to public criticism.

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Posted by Chris Wright 1 year, 2 months ago
Somehow people forget that meteorologists are humans and can only report what their computers calculate, ultimately mother nature has the last word. It is rather unfortunate that Barbadians a very Christian society and be so ungrateful at times. One wonders if it was reported that Chantal was veering to a direction away from the island and eventually came on shore causing catastrophic damage, if they would want the heads of the meteorologists on a platter.

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