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December 28, 2023

Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Barbados.

Moderate to heavy showers across some central districts have been generated by a combination of light wind speeds and adequate daytime heating.

The BMS says showers are forecast to spread across the island during the afternoon, and rainfall accumulations of 25.0-50.0 mm in moderate to heavy showers are likely.

The public should also be aware that the alert level could elevate to red.

Key Message:
-Runoff from higher elevations.
-Soil erosion on exposed or scarred land surfaces.
-Water settlements on roads and fields at the foot of hills and coastal roads.
-Adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.).
-Objects or debris from higher elevations becoming embedded within fast moving water flows.
-Delays on traffic routes with some roads becoming impassable in and out of minor towns.

A Flash Flood Watch is issued when heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) could result in flash flooding within the watch area. It does not mean that flooding will occur, but it is possible.

This alert message is valid from noon and will be terminated at 6 p.m. or sooner if conditions warrant.

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