The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued Flash Flood and Severe-Thunderstorm Warnings for Barbados.
A Severe-Thunderstorm Warning is issued when significant lightning activity is expected in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) or is already occurring within the warning area.
A tropical wave that is affecting the island has severe lightning activity associated with widespread thunderstorms.
Key Message: Imminent or already occurring lightning activity at or near your location. Increase likelihood of power outages if
lightning strikes power utility infrastructure. Danger to life due to significant lightning activity.
The wave is also expected to generate moderate to heavy showers with maximum rainfall accumulations of
25.0 to 75.0 mm.
Key Message: 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.