BMS shares fair weather with isolated showers for Barbados

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Weather update: Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) shares the weather update for Barbados, people may experience mostly fair weather with a few brief isolated light showers on December 31, 2023.

It is to be noted that, as per the Synopsis, a surface-to-low-level ridge pattern is the dominant feature.

Winds Forecast

BMS shares that winds will remain gentle east- north easterly to easterly breeze from 20 to 390 km/ hour, equal to 12 to 19 mph and steady.

Marine Forecast

Seas are forecasted to be smooth to moderate in open water with swells ranging between 1.0 m to 1.5 meters, equal to 3 to 5 ft and steady.

Dust- Haze Forecast

Fortunately, there is no significant dust haze forecasted across Barbados.

Next day weather update

On January 1, 2023, the weather will be witnessed as a mix of clear skies and clouds with a few scattered light showers, and a low-level trough will be affecting the island as per the Synopsis.

It is to be noted that on December 28, BMS issued a flash-flood warning for Barbados as the message was valid from Thursday afternoon till 6 PM of the same day.

A flash-flood watch is issued when heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) could result in flash flooding within the watch area.

Hazard Information

A combination of light wind speeds and adequate daytime heating has generated some moderate to heavy showers across some central districts. These showers are forecast to spread across the island during the afternoon, and rainfall accumulation of 25.0 or 50.0 mm in moderate to heavy showers.

As a result, BMS had issued a flash flood warning.

Further, the flash flood watch has been discontinued for Barbados on December 29, 2023.

During the morning, there was an increase in cloud cover and cloud development over the southern sections of Barbados. However, due to an increase in the wind speeds, BMS has discontinued the Flash flood watch effective immediately.

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