Barbados Met Services announces discontinuation of flash flood watch

Barbados Met Services announces discontinuation of flash flood watch

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Barbados: The Barbados Meteorological Services has discontinued the flash-flood watch For Barbados, effective 6 pm, Friday 28th October 2022.

The shear line will continue to affect Barbados tomorrow, generating cloudy skies and pockets of light to moderate showers and periods of rain. The public should continue to monitor the official weather forecast.

This is the final message from the BMS on this event.

According to the alert message is valid from 7:00 am, Friday, 28th October 2022, and will be updated/terminated at 6:00 pm, Friday, 28th October 2022 or sooner if conditions warrant.

A flash-flood watch was issued with expectations of heavy rainfall in a short time, resulting in flash flooding within the watch area. The rainfall will not cause a flood, but flooding may occur.

Hazardous information shared by the department:

Maximum Rainfall Accumulations of 25.0 to 50.0 mm in occasional heavy showers are possible throughout the day as a favourable upper-level environment enhances convection across the southern section of the region.

Residents and visitors should be prepared for the following possibilities:

-Significant runoff from higher elevations.
-Significant soil erosion on exposed or scarred land surfaces.
-Large water settlements on roads and fields.
-Significant adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.).
-Significant delays on traffic routes with some roads becoming possibly impassable.
-Large objects or debris from higher elevations becoming embedded within fast-moving water flows.
-Significant flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads.