The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a flood warning for the island as Hurricane Jose moves towards the Leeward Islands.
In a weather bulletin issued at 1 p.m., the Met Office said while Jose, a category four system posed no threat to Barbados, some flash flooding was likely within the next few hours.
It advised that there could be rainfall accumulations of 2-3 inches and residents in flood prone areas should exercise caution and remain on alert.
The Met Office explained that Hurricane Jose had weakened the pressure gradient across Barbados and the southern Windwards during the day. As a result, a very light wind regime, strong day time heating and an abundance of low level moisture have resulted in some localized shower and thunderstorm activity across some sections of the island.
The flood warning will remain in effect until 5 p.m. today.