Sunday, July 31, 2011

Storm warning

Image: National Hurricane Centre

Kadooment Day revelry could be seriously hampered by a tropical wave heading this way.

According to the latest advisory from the Barbados Met Office: "The strong tropical wave now located about 700 miles to the east-southeast of Barbados continues to show signs of organization. Environmental conditions remain favourable for a tropical depression to form during the next 24 hours or so, as the system moves towards the west-northwest at about 15 to 20 mph. On its present track, the leading edge of the cloud mass will begin to affecting Barbados by tomorrow afternoon, with some pockets of moderate to heavy showers, isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds spreading across the island. Indications are that some of this activity will persist into Monday."

Well, folks, you know the drill. Keep tuned to the media for details and put all the usual preparations in place. Be safe out there.

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