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Met Office monitoring tropical wave

September 17th, 2021

The Barbados Meteorological Service is continuing to closely monitor a tropical wave and an associated area of low pressure located near 45W south of 17N, or about 1600 km (994 miles) east of Barbados at 9:00 a.m.

However, it advises the public that no watches or warnings associated with this feature are currently in effect.

Due to surrounding dry air and the lack of a well defined centre, the system remains poorly organized since yesterday. However, conditions are expected to become more favourable for slow development during the next few days as the system moves westward to west-northwestward.

Current model guidance indicates that the system will pass well north of Barbados sometime early next week. Therefore, this system does not pose any direct threat to the island.

However, the public is encouraged to continue to monitor updates on this feature.

The Met Office says its next update will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 18th, 2021 or sooner if conditions warrant.

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