Flash flood warning in effect

A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Barbados until 6:00 p.m., or sooner if conditions warrant.

A Flash Flood Warning is issued when rapid flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.

The Barbados Meteorological Services says a line of convergence associated with the tail-end of a tropical wave continues to affect Barbados. Rainfall accumulations of 1-2 inches (25mm to 50mm) in moderate to heavy showers are likely throughout the afternoon period. Wet conditions are forecast to persist into tonight as another tropical wave approaches the region.

The public should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period:

Significant runoff from higher elevations.
Significant soil erosion is likely 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 possibly impassable.
Large objects or debris from higher elevations may also become embedded within fast-moving water flows.
Significant flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.

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