The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a Flood Watch for Barbados.
A Flood Watch is issued when the conditions are favourable for flooding within the watch area. It does not mean that flooding will occur,
but it is possible.
A tropical wave interacting with an upper-level diffluent pattern is presently affecting the island and is generating continuous light to
moderate rain. These features are expected to generate rainfall accumulation of up to 1 to 2 inches during the afternoon. Over the past
24 hours, 2 to 3 inches of rainfall across some sections of the island has resulted in large settlements of water over fields. Due to the
already saturated nature of the soil, any additional rainfall is likely to cause flooding. In addition to this, occasional gusty winds may
cause an odd tree to fall.
Residents and visitors should note that the following impacts are imminent during this forecast period :-. Significant
runoff from higher elevations. Significant soil erosion is likely on exposed or scarred land surfaces. Large water settlements on roads
and fields. Significant adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.). Significant delays on traffic routes with some
roads possibly impassable. Large objects or debris from higher elevations may also become embedded within fast moving water flows.
Significant flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.