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Weather system south of Barbados

June 28th, 2022

The Barbados Meteorological Office is reporting that Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 continues to struggle to become better organised.

This was highlighted in their latest weather information statement at 11 p.m.

That full statement follows:

There are NO Tropical Storm Watches or Warnings in effect for Barbados.

Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 continues to struggle to get itself better organized tonight.

At 11:00 pm potential tropical cyclone #2 was centered near 8.7N 52.8W or about 875 km (545 miles) southeast of Barbados.

General Discussion **

The system remains disorganized and convection has been sporadic throughout the early part of the night as it continues to track westward near 17 mph (28km/h).

Conditions appear favourable for further slow development and a tropical depression could form during the next few days as the center tracks well south of Barbados.

Regardless of development, BMS is urging the public to be ready and to remain on the alert for messages from this department and the Department of Emergency Management throughout the whole of Tuesday.

Excess rainfall, severe thunderstorm and wind alerts remain elevated to yellow level for tomorrow, Tuesday 28th June 2022. This means that the public should be aware that there is the POSSIBILITY of adverse weather conditions on Tuesday. A small craft warning remains in effect for above normal swells (2.5 to 3.0m) primarily for the eastern and southern coasts of Barbados up until 6:00 pm, Wednesday 29th June, 2022.

Technical Discussion **

Although environmental conditions have improved marginally over the past few days, development has been slow and the system has continued its struggle to maintain deep convection near to the center. This may be a result of relatively dry air still wrapping in from the south and southeast of the system in the lower mid-levels.

Important Reminder

As a reminder, kindly follow official sources of alerts for Barbados issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services through the CAP.CAP or the BMS insight app.

The next update will be issued at 5:00 AM Tuesday, 28th June 2022.

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