A flood watch is in effect for Barbados.
Below is the full advisory issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services at 12:30 p.m. today:
“A band of showers propagating northwest-wards from Potential Tropical #2 will bring some moderate to heavy showers across Barbados this afternoon. These showers will be accompanied by brisk surface winds of 25 to 35 knots (35 to 50 km/h) with higher gust near showers. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches (25 to 50 millimetres) are possible. Some flash-flooding is likely in low-lying areas. Thus, residents are urged to be on the alert and take all necessary precautions.
In addition, large easterly swells of 3.5 to 4.5m (13 to 15 ft) are also forecasted to accompany the winds.
Thus, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning are in effect until Tuesday, 20th June, 2017. A small-craft Warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) and winds of at least 25 to 33knots are already affecting the marine area.
A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone.
THE FLOOD-WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 p .m. today.
A FLOOD-WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.” (ends)