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Weather conditions to improve as day progresses

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Weather conditions to improve as day progresses

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THE WORST OF Tropical Storm Harvey has passed.

But this country’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is yet to give an all clear, and is warning Barbadians to stay off the streets.

Speaking moments ago at the DEM’s Emergency Operations Centre at Warrens, St Michael, meteorologist Sabu Best said with the eye of the system having travelled over Barbados, most weather conditions should improve heading into this afternoon.

“We should see a lot of improvement from here on,” Best said.

“A lot of the thunderstorms we saw have abated. It will still be cloudy outside and pretty breezy, but we should see significant improvement from here onward. The cloud cover should go and we should see much better conditions by this afternoon, even though some showers will be coming through,” Best concluded.

Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major system of the 2017 Hurricane Season, sent down plenty rain over Barbados last night, which caused flooding in many northern communities, mainly Speightstown in St Peter.

There were also reports of houses and a church being damaged in Providence, Christ Church. (BA)