Tropical storm watch remains in effect

At 8:00 AM, on Wednesday 21st, June 2023, the center of Tropical Storm Bret was located near 12.9N 52.0W or approximately 505MI

(815KM) east of Barbados. There has been little change to Tropical Storm Bret since the 5:00 am advisory. The maximum sustained

winds are near 60 MPH (96KMH) with the current movement westward at 16MPH (28KMH) and the minimum central pressure is


The center of Bret and its strongest winds are expected to pass approximately 50MI (80KM) to the north of Barbados late Thursday

evening 22nd June, 2023, therefore given the close proximity to the north of the island, a tropical storm watch remains in effect.

Marine conditions are forecast to deteriorate from Wednesday night 21st June 2023 into early Friday morning. Moderate to rough swells

of 2.5m to 3.5m (8 ft to 11ft) in open water around Barbados is expected to generate choppy conditions which will particularly affect the

islands’ eastern and northern coastlines. As a result, a small craft and high surf advisory are in effect. Mariners are advised not to

venture too far from port and secure their vessels leading up to Wednesday night.

Outer bands of Tropical Storm Bret will begin to affect the island from Thursday afternoon with showers and gusty winds. Rainfall

accumulations of 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75mm) are likely across the island. This may result in flash flooding in low-lying districts. Persons

in these areas should begin to make the relevant preparations to protect property and life.

The next Advisory will be issued at 11:00 AM Wednesday, 21ST June 2023.

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