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Flash-flood watch in effect


Flash-flood watch in effect

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The Barbados Meteorological Services today issued a flash-flood watch for northern and northwestern districts.

The flash-flood watch is valid until 6 p.m. and may be upgraded to a warning at short notice if conditions warrant.

A flash-flood watch is issued when heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period (generally less than six hours) could result in flooding within the watch area. It does not mean that flooding will occur, but it is possible.

The Met Office said maximum rainfall accumulations of 40.0 to 75.0 mm in heavy to violent showers are possible.

Residents and visitors should note that the following are also likely:

• Strong runoff from higher elevations.

• Soil erosion on bare or scarred land surfaces.

• Debris such as rocks, mud and foliage could end up on roads and property.

• Traffic delays.

• Flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads.

Residents and visitors are advised to remain vigilant.

For more information specific to your area, please visit: or the social media pages of Barbados Meteorological Services. (PR)