Barbados under flood and thunderstorm watches

The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued flood and severe thunderstorm watches for the island.

They are in effect from 11:45 p.m. through 6 p.m., at which time there will be an update, but may be discontinued sooner if conditions warrant.

A flood watch is issued when the conditions are favourable for flooding within the next 48 hours, but it does not mean that flooding will occur.

A thunderstorm watch is issued when there are spatial distributions of thunderstorms between 25 and 50 per cent, affecting or forecast to affect the land area within 48 hours.

A mid to upper-level trough is currently affecting the island and rainfall accumulations of up to 50mm have been recorded across St Peter. Scattered thunderstorm activity has been recorded across the island.

These unstable conditions will continue to affect the island into tonight, generating pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms across Barbados.

Additional rainfall accumulations of 25mm to 50 mm are possible and therefore flood and severe thunderstorm watches are now in effect. (PR/SAT)

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