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Met Office monitoring two tropical waves


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Met Office monitoring two tropical waves

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The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) is closely monitoring the progress of two tropical waves in the central Atlantic.

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

Tropical Wave #16: The first tropical wave was located near 50W at 8 a.m. today, which is approximately 650 miles (1 050 kilometres) to the east of Barbados.

This system remains disorganised due to unsupportive surrounding environmental conditions. Further development of this system is likely to be slow as it tracks westward to west-northwestward at 40km/h (or 25mph).

On its current forecast track, the relatively strong wind field is expected to pass north of Barbados on Wednesday afternoon (June 30).

Tropical wave #17: The second tropical wave was located near 34W with an associated area of low pressure centred near 6.8N 34.5W or about 1760 miles (2835 kilometers) to the east of Barbados.

The Met Office said showers and thunderstorms associated with this feature have become better organised over the past 12 hours and some slow development of this system is possible as it tracks westward at 35 km/h (or 22mph).

Members of the public are urged to monitor the progress of these systems over the next few days and stay alert for updates from the BMS. The next update will be at 5 p.m. today. (PR)