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Met office monitoring two tropical Waves

The Barbados Meteorological Services is closely monitoring the progress of two Tropical Waves to the east of Barbados.


The first tropical wave is located near 57W or about 130 miles (210 km) east of Barbados at 5pm 16th August, 2020. Light to moderate shower activity assosicated with this tropical wave has begun to affect Barbados late today and is expected to persist into the night.


The second tropical wave is located near 52W or about 500 miles (800 km) east of Barbados at 5pm 16th August, 2020. Although convection has marginally improved as the day progressed the feature is still very disorganized and environmental conditions are not that conducive for any significant development.


Forecast Track:

The system is expected to track quickly westward at near 20 mph (32 km/h) over the next few days. This should bring the wave axis through the region by Monday afternoon.


Forecast Intensification:

Numerical guidance is in good agreement on keeping the system as an open wave as it passes Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Environmental conditions will remain consistently unsupportive for any significant development between its current location and passage across Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.


What should you do/expect?

Expect some moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds during its passage on Monday, 17th August, 2020. This event could prompt the issuance of a flash-flood watch/warning at short notice.


Closely monitor official sources for updates from the Barbados Meteorological Services over the next 24 hours.


The next update will be at 10am or sooner if conditions warrant.

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