December 4, 2022

Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

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June 28th, 2022

Barbados continues not to have any tropical storm watches or warnings.

This was revealed in the 11 AM Weather Information Statement from the Barbados Meteorological Services.

That full statement follows:

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

Convection associated with Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 has become more concentrated however it still lacks a well-defined center.

At 11:00 am potential tropical cyclone #2 was centered near 9.8N 57.5W or about 432km (268 miles) southeast of Barbados.

General Discussion **

Convection associated with the system, though sporadic, has become better organized overnight and into this morning, as it continues to track westward near 23 mph (37km/h). Conditions remain favourable for further slow development and a tropical depression could form within the next 24 to 48 hours, 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 thunderstorms and wind alerts remain elevated to yellow for this afternoon and into tomorrow. Model data indicates that between 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is likely from tonight into tomorrow, with winds gusting, possibly to storm force. As a result flash flood watches or warnings may be issued at this time. A small craft warning and high surf remain in effect for swells peaking near 3.5m.

Technical Discussion **

Although the disturbance depicts a ball of deep convection near its center and has started to exhibit banding features, the systems continue to struggle to maintain a well-defined circulation. Dry air is less of a concern at this point as the system encounters a generally moist environment.

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 PM Tuesday, 28th June 2022 or sooner if conditions warrant.

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