Barbadians should brace for more rain showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds tonight and into tomorrow.
This is as a result of Tropical Storm Matthew, which continues to pound the island.
Following is the latest bulletin issued by the Barbados Met Office at 6PM today.
“AT 5:00 P.M …2100Z…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 13.8 NORTH…LONGITUDE 62.0 WEST OR ABOUT 165 MILES… 265KM…WEST NORTHWEST OF
MATTHEW IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 18 MPH… 30KM/HR
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60MPH… 95KM/HR…WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES, (335KM) PRIMARILY TO THE NE OF THE
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1008MB…29.77 INCHES.
Moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds will continue to affect the island tonight and into the first half of tomorrow.
Further rainfall accumulations of at least 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimeters) are
possible. Thus residents in flood prone areas should continue to take the necessary
Sea swells of 3 to 4 meters (10 to 13 feet) in open water can be expected, hence a small
craft warning remains in effect for above normal swells.
RESIDENTS IN BARBADOS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
THIS INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AT MIDNIGHT or sooner if conditions warrant.
REPEATING THE 5:00 P.M POSITION…13.8 N… 62.0 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD…WEST NEAR 18 MPH (30KMH)
WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS… 60 MPH (95KMH). MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE… 1008MB