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Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for specific districts

August 25th, 2022

Northern and northwestern districts continue to be under Severe Thunderstorm Watch, while it has been discontinued for other parts of the island.

This alert is issued when significant lightning activity is possible within the watch area (generally within 6 hours).

**** Hazard Info ****
A tropical wave continues to affect the island, however convective activity associated with this feature has diminished over Barbados resulting in mostly sunny conditions this morning. Lingering instability coupled with light winds and an abundance of atmospheric moisture will result in a high probability of localized activity across northern and northwestern districts.

This activity is forecast to generate scattered thunderstorms over St. Lucy, St. Peter, St. James, sections of St, Andrew and St. Thomas during the late morning into the afternoon.

Conditions across the remainder of the island are expected to remain generally sunny and therefore the previously issued severe thunderstorm watch has been discontinued.

Key Message:
Expect some lightning activity in the near future or near your location. Increased likelihood of power outages if lightning strikes power utility infrastructure.

This alert message is valid from 9:00 am and will be TERMINATED at 6:00 pm on Thursday 25th August 2022 or sooner if conditions warrant.

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