The Barbados Meteorological Services has urged Barbadians to closely monitor the progress of two weather systems over the central and far eastern Atlantic.
Of significant interest is an area of low pressure over the Central Atlantic , which is currently centered near 14 degrees north, 35 degrees west or about 1750 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
Some forecast models indicate that the system has the potential to develop further over the next four to five days and based on current projections it could pose a threat to the islands of the Lesser Antilles as it approaches the region towards the middle of next week.
The second system, located over the far eastern Atlantic is presently classified as Potential Tropical Cyclone #8.
At 2 p.m, it was centered near 13.1 degrees north, 17. 8 degrees west or about 400 miles east south east of the Cabo Verde islands, moving west at near 10 miles per hour.
The Met office says it will continue to monitor the progress of these two systems and will update the information as necessary.