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Flash-flood watch in effect

October 11, 2022

This alert from the Barbados Meteorological Services is valid from 6:15 a.m Tuesday, October 11, 2022 and will be terminated at 12 noon today, or sooner if conditions warrant. 

Hazard Info:
Rainfall accumulations of 20.0 to 30.0 mm in moderate to heavy showers are likely as a tropical wave in conjunction with favourable mid to upper-level environment affects the island. 

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.

Key Message: Residents and visitors should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period:-

  • Significant runoff from higher elevations. 
  • Significant soil erosion is likely on exposed or scarred land surfaces. 
  • Large water settlements on roads and fields. 
  • Significant adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.).
  • Significant delays on traffic routes with some roads possibly impassable. 
  • Large objects or debris from higher elevations may also become embedded within fast-moving water flows. 
  • Significant flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible. 

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