WEATHER ADVISORY issued at 6am Tuesday July 28th, 2020

WEATHER ADVISORY for DOMINICA issued at 6am Tuesday July 28th, 2020

 

……INCREASED RAINFALL PROJECTED FOR DOMINICA FROM WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY….

 

Issued at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

 

A strong tropical wave with an associated broad area of low pressure over the Central Tropical Atlantic currently has a high chance for development. A tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to form over the next few days and this system is expected to approach the island chain by Wednesday.

 

Regardless of development, this weather system is expected to bring heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and gusty winds along with rough sea conditions across parts of the Lesser Antilles during today through to Friday.

 

Projected rainfall amounts during the period is for 2 to 4 inches (50 - 100mm) with higher amounts in elevated areas. Flash flooding and landslides are therefore possible. A Flash Flood Watch or Warning may be issued for Dominica as conditions warrant on Wednesday.

 

Marine conditions are expected to deteriorate from tonight into Wednesday.  All sea users and people living near the coast are advised to be vigilant. Small-craft operators should secure vessels by this evening and remain in port. A Small Craft Warning will be issued from this evening at 6pm to Thursday 30th at 6pm.

 Expected Impacts:

-Flash flooding of rivers, ravines and streams and settlements and roads near to or along their banks

-Flooding of low-lying bridges

-Landslides and rock falls from overhanging cliffs

-Dangerous sea conditions for sea-bathers and mariners

-Coastal flooding in low-lying areas

-Loose objects become missiles in gusty winds

 

The public is advised to continue making necessary preparations to secure life and property and to keep informed on this system by listening to further updates provided by the Meteorological Service.