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Forecasters keeping eye on tropical waves

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Weather forecasters in Barbados said on Tuesday they were monitoring several tropical waves in the Atlantic, but there was one of “immediate interest”.

According to a weather information statement from the Barbados Meteorological Services, the tropical wave was near 52W or 1080 km (670mi) southeast of Barbados at 2 p.m.

“This system is expected to bring some moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms (about) Thursday,” the statement indicated.

Forecasters noted that they were monitoring the tropical waves as “the historically most active month (September) of the hurricane season approaches”.

“The outlook for the remainder of the season calls for an above-normal (active) hurricane season,” the weather information statement added.

“Some areas across the island are already saturated due to frequent rains over the past few weeks and as a result flash-flood watches or warnings may be required at short notice.”

Forecasters urged the public this week to stay alert for updates – the next of which is at noon on Wednesday – as the peak of the hurricane season approaches and appealed for everyone to ensure that their hurricane readiness plans have been completed or take action to have them completed.
(PR/AR)

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