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Flood warning issued


Flood warning issued

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The Barbados Meteorological Services earlier today issued a flood-warning and small-craft warning for Barbados, both of which are in effect until further notice. 

The combination of a trough system and the ITCZ has been generating pockets of moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms across Barbados during the early morning hours.

Fluctuations in the intensity of the showers, scattered thunderstorms along with occasional gusty winds are expected to persist for at least the next 24 to 48 hours. Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) with isolated higher amounts are possible across the island as these systems linger over the area into early Wednesday.

Thus, a flood-warning and a small-craft warning have been issued and will remain in effect until further notice.

Residents in flood-prone areas should remain on the alert and take the necessary precautions. 

A flood-warning means that flooding is already occurring or is imminent. 

A small-craft warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) and wind speeds of 20 to 25 knots (23 to 29 mph) will be affecting the marine area. (PR)