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Slow development of weather system

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Potential tropical cyclone #2 has become more concentrated, but still lacks a well-defined centre.

At 11 a.m., potential tropical cyclone #2 was centered near 9.8N 57.5W or about 432km (268 miles) southeast of Barbados.

There are no tropical storm watches or warnings in effect for the island.

Convection associated with the system, though sporadic, has become better organized overnight and into this morning, as it continues to track westward near 23 mph (37km/h). Conditions remain favourable for further slow development and a tropical depression could form within the next 24 to 48 hours, as the center tracks well south of Barbados.

Regardless of development, the Barbados Meteorological Services is urging the public to be ready and to remain on the alert for messages from this department and the Department of Emergency Management throughout the whole of Tuesday.

Excess rainfall, severe thunderstorms and wind alerts remain elevated to yellow for this afternoon and into tomorrow.

Model data indicates that between 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is likely from tonight into tomorrow, with winds gusting, possibly to storm force. As a result, flash flood watches or warnings may be issued at this time.

A small craft warning and high surf remains in effect for swells peaking near 3.5 metres. (PR/SAT)

Coverage of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane season is brought to you by CG United.

 

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