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Two tropical waves approaching Barbados

Two tropical waves approaching Barbados

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Two tropical waves are heading towards Barbados.

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) says one along 56W will bring cloudy to overcast skies, showers and possible isolated thunderstorms on Sunday. Meanwhile, they continue to monitor another which was located at 42/43W at 5 a.m. or approximately 1 988KM (1 235miles) east of Barbados.

That system became better organised overnight as a burst of deep convection has formed around its centre. Since yesterday’s statement it has been tracking westward near 15 mph (24km/h) and this general westward to slightly north of westward motion, with an increase in forward speed around Monday, is expected.

Conditions appear favourable for further development and a tropical depression could form sometime early or by the middle of this week.

Regardless of development, BMS is urging the public to be ready and to remain on the alert for messages from this department and the Department of Emergency Management over this weekend and in particular on Monday.

Marine, excess rainfall, severe thunderstorm and wind alerts remain elevated to yellow level for Tuesday. This means that the public should be aware that there is the possibility of hazardous weather conditions in the next few days. (PR/SAT)