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Tropical wave to bring rain and wind by midweek

Tropical wave to bring rain and wind by midweek

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A tropical wave to the east of Barbados is forecast to bring rain and occasional gusty winds by Wednesday and into Thursday, says the Barbados Meteorological Services.

The agency is closely monitoring the wave located near 46/47W south of 14N at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Over the past 12 hours, convection associated with this wave has increased, but the system still remains rather disorganised.

Conditions are currently marginally favourable for slow development over the next 24 to 48 hours, after which numerical guidance suggests that conditions should become less conducive for development.

The system is expected to track westward to slightly north of westward at 15 to 20 mph over the next 48 hours before getting caught up in a deep layered trough forecast to be anchored across the region.

Regardless of development, this wave, in combination with a deep layered trough, will bring some moderate to heavy showers, occasional gusty winds to Barbados on Wednesday through into Thursday.

Residents are advised to remain on alert. The next bulletin will be issued around 5 p.m. (PR/SAT)