Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Barbados

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Barbados

A flash flood watch is in effect for Barbados.

Effective March 30, 2024 11:00 AM 30th March, 2024

Expires March 30, 2024 6:00PM or sooner

A flash-flood watch is issued when heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) could result in flash
flooding within the watch area. It does not mean that flooding will occur, but it is possible.

**** Hazard Info ****
Maximum Rainfall Accumulations of 15.0 to 50.0 mm in light to heavy showers are anticipated across the island due to localized activity.
Excessive rainfall today, Saturday 30th March, 2024 could generate flooding across low-lying areas in Barbados. Therefore, the Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a Flash Flood Watch. These conditions are predicted to continue through the late morning to afternoon with an improvement by this evening.

Possible Impacts
-There is a medium possibility of significant flooding which may result in runoff from higher elevations. Soil erosion on exposed or scarred land surfaces. Water settlements on roads and fields at the foot of hills and coastal roads. Adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.). Residents and visitors should also be aware that this alert level could elevate to red.

-Barbados Meteorological Services

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