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Tropical wave affecting Barbados

October 5th, 2022

The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to closely monitor the progress of a tropical wave, which was located near 60W south of 15N at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

The BMS says over the past several hours the system has not changed much in its overall structure and it remains rather disorganized with most of the deep convection remaining to the east and southeast of the axis.

So far for the evening sustained winds of
35 mph and a gust of about 47 mph has been recorded at Charnocks.

The BMS says conditions will be marginally favourable for some slow development throughout tonight as the system continues to track westward across the Eastern Caribbean.

The system is expected to track westward at 15 to 20 mph over the next 6 to 12 hours.

This wave could produce 1 to 2 inches of rainfall here in Barbados over the next 6 to 12 hours.

Winds are currently predicted to range between 25 to 35 mph with higher gusts of 45 to 55 mph.

The BMS says the next update will be at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 or sooner if conditions warrant.

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