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Flood watch upgraded to warning


Flood watch upgraded to warning

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As heavy showers continue to affect Barbados, the flash flood watch has been upgraded to a warning.

It will be in effect until 5 p.m.

A flash flood warning means, in this case, that flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, generally less than six hours, is already occurring within the warning area.

A westward-moving tropical wave and an upper-level trough have been generating pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds over some sections of Barbados for several hours.

Rainfall accumulations of 75 to 100 mm have been observed over some northern sections of the island and further accumulations of similar amounts are possible over the warning area within the next few hours, says The Met Office.

This could result in further flash flooding in other areas.

Residents in flood-prone areas are advised to remain on the alert and take the necessary precautions. (PR/SAT)