Flash flood warning for north-western districts

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Flash flood watch issued for north-western districts

Weather forecasters in Barbados issued a flash flood watch at 3 p.m. on Tuesday for north-western districts.

According to a weather bulletin from the Barbados Meteorological Service, a light wind regime across the island, further rainfall accumulations of 20 to 40 millimetres in heavy showers are anticipated mainly across north-western districts.

Forecasters have indicated the flash flood watch may be terminated before 6 p.m. if conditions improve.

Earlier, forecasters issued a flash flood warning for the island, but it was discontinued around 3 p.m.

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

(AR)

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