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Thunderstorm watch and flash-flood warning for Barbados

Thunderstorm watch and flash-flood warning for Barbados

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A severe-thunderstorm watch and flash-flood warning are in effect for the island until noon, says the Barbados Meteorological Services.

A severe-thunderstorm watch is issued when significant lightning activity is possible within the watch area, generally within six hours.

Occasional lightning activity associated with widespread thunderstorms occurred during the early hours of this morning and there is still the possibility of some further occasional thunderstorm activity during the early morning period.

Meanwhile, a flash-flood warning is issued when rapid flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than six hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.

Current rainfall accumulations of one to two inches have already been recorded across the island. Further rainfall accumulations of one to two inches in heavy to violent showers are expected as the Inter-tropical convergence zone continues to affect the island. (PR/SAT)