Flood warning in effect

A flood warning is in effect and will be updated at 6 p.m. today or sooner if conditions warrant.

A flood warning is issued when flooding is occurring or is imminent within the next 48 hours.

A message from Barbados Meteorological Services said a trough system is currently affecting the island and in some isolated areas, rainfall accumulations of 25mm have been observed this morning.

Conditions are expected to deteriorate into the afternoon with further accumulations of 25 to 50 mm and some isolated higher amounts. Unstable conditions are expected to persist islandwide for the next few days.

Residents and visitors should note that the following are likely during this forecast period: 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 and so on) and 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 also possible.

For more information, please visit: https://www.barbadosweather.org/weatherBarResp.php or the social media pages of Barbados Meteorological Services. (PR)

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