The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a flash flood warning for central and eastern districts from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. or “sooner if conditions warrant”.
A flash flood warning is issued when flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than six hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area, the BMS explained.
It said to expect maximum rainfall accumulations of 20.0 to 40.0 mm in moderate to heavy showers over the warning area.
Residents and visitors the BMS said should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period: Strong run off from higher elevations. Soil erosion likely on bared or scarred land surfaces. Debris such as small rocks, mud and tree foliage could end up on roads and property.
Traffic delays are likely. Flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.
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