Warning in effect for minor flooding

Latest radar image of the rainfall taking place across our area

An active Tropical Wave is the main cause of the showers and thunderstorms currently affecting Antigua and Barbuda.

The Met Office says a flash flood advisory is in effect for minor flooding in low lying and flood prone areas of Antigua and Barbuda, valid until 4 pm today.

A flood advisory means that streams, creeks and drains may be elevated or even overflowing into streets, low lying and flood prone areas; however, property damage will be minimal.

Inconveniences can be expected but the flooding is not expected to be immediately life-threatening.

Moisture and instability left from the passage of a tropical wave persists over the leewards and BVI and will continue through this afternoon generating periods of heavy showers and it is likely that this advisory could be upgraded to a warning at short notice

Antigua and Barbuda meteorological services will continue to monitor the situation. please call 463-4638 for later statements. also, stay tuned to local radio and tv stations for the latest information.

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