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Met Office: Showers from tropical wave expected late Thursday


Met Office: Showers from tropical wave expected late Thursday

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The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) is closely monitoring the progress of a tropical wave located approximately 500 miles east of Barbados at 2 p.m. LST, Tuesday, June 22.

There are presently no watches or warnings in effect for Barbados.

The Met Office said in a statement that satellite imagery this afternoon indicated that the area of disorganised showers and thunderstorms associated with the tropical wave 500 miles to our east has weakened.

However, moisture and instability well ahead of the axis may still generate some occasional showers and possible isolated thunderstorms tonight and into Wednesday.

Total rainfall accumulations of one to two inches are possible from tonight up to Thursday.

“Intensity Forecast: Current model analysis suggests that upper-level winds will become less favourable for tropical cyclone development over the next 24 to 36 hours.

“Therefore, tropical cyclone development is not expected at this time.”

The Met Office said the feature has moved very little over the past six hours. However, it is forecast to track west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph over the next few days.

Model data indicates that most of the shower activity associated with this tropical wave should pass mainly to the north of Barbados from late Thursday, June 24 into Friday, June 25.

Members of the public should stay alert for updates from the BMS on this system over the next few days. The next update will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow, or sooner if conditions warrant. (PR)