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Flash Flood Watch in effect

October 28th, 2022

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Barbados.

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 flashflooding within the watch area. It does not mean that flooding will occur, but it is possible.

The Barbados Meteorological Services says maximum rainfall accumulations of 25.0 to 50.0 mm in occasional heavy showers are possible throughout the day as a favourable
upper-level environment enhances convection across the southern section of the region.

The public should be prepared for the following possibilities:
Significant runoff from higher elevations
Significant soil erosion 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 becoming possibly impassable
Large objects or debris from higher elevations becoming embedded within fast moving water flows
Significant flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads

This alert will be updated/terminated at 6:00 p.m. today or sooner if conditions warrant.

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