Flash Flood Advisory in effect until 8 pm

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The Antigua and Barbuda meteorological service has issued a flash flood advisory for minor flooding of flash-flood prone areas of Antigua and Barbuda. No immediate preparations needed; little to no flood impacts anticipated. The met service will continue to monitor for any changing weather conditions.

Timing: until 8 pm tonight.

Synopsis: satellite images and observations indicate that a developing low-pressure system is causing unsettled weather across the area. Rainfall rates of greater than 40 mm (over 1.60 in) per hour are expected to cause minor flash flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas. Streams, creeks and drains may be elevated or even overflow into streets and flash-flood-prone areas; however, property damage, if any, will be minimal.

Potential impacts: little to none.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: a flash flood advisory means that streams, creeks and drains may be elevated or even overflowing into streets and flood prone areas; however, property damage, if any, will be minimal. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Report severe weather to the met office.

Stay tuned to updates coming out of the met office via antiguamet.com, hotline: 463-4638 and facebook.com/abmetservice. Also, stay tuned to abs radio and tv along with other media platforms for updates.

Forecaster
Dale Destin

 

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