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Flash Flood Warning and Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for Barbados

September 25th, 2021

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for western and northern districts, until 6:00 p.m. today, Saturday, September 25th, 2021.

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 maximum rainfall accumulations of 50.0 to 100.0 mm in moderate to heavy showers are expected across some western, central and northern districts.

The public is advised that the following are possible: strong runoff from higher elevations, soil erosion on bare or scarred land surfaces, debris such as small rocks, mud and tree foliage ending up on roads and property, traffic delays and flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads.

Meanwhile, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is also in effect until 6:00 p.m. today.

A severe-thunderstorm watch is issued when significant lightning activity in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) is within the watch area. It does not mean that severe thunderstorms will occur, but are possible.

Severe lightning activity associated with scattered thunderstorms is likely across the island. The public is cautioned that there is an increased likelihood of power outages if lightning strikes power utility infrastructure.

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