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Flash Flood Watch in effect for western & north-western districts

November 27th, 2021

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for western and north-western districts of Barbados.

A Flash Flood Watch is issued when heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) could result in flash flooding within the watch area. It does not mean that flooding will occur, but it is possible.

The Met Office says a light wind regime and abundant low-level moisture could result in some localised shower activity over some western and northwestern districts. Rainfall accumulations of 20.0 to 40.0 mm in moderate to heavy showers are possible in the watch area.

The public is asked to be prepared for strong runoff from higher elevations, and soil erosion bared or scarred land surfaces. Debris such as small rocks, mud and tree foliage could end up on roads and property and traffic delays are likely. Flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is also possible.

This watch is in effect until 6:00 p.m. today, Saturday, November 27th, 2021 but will be terminated sooner if conditions warrant.

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