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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Barbados

October 7, 2021

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Barbados. It is valid from 8 am and will be updated at 12 pm or sooner if conditions warrant.

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.

Some lightning activity associated with scattered thunderstorms is already occurring across some sections of the island.

People should expect some lightning activity in the near future or near their locations and an increase likelihood of power outages if lightning strikes power utility infrastructure.

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