FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA UNTIL 12 NOON SATURDAY AUGUST 22

 

 

***FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA AT 6PM … TROPICAL STORM LAURA EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS DURING TONIGHT***

 

 

Issued at 6:00pm on Friday, August 21, 2020

 

A Flood Warning means that flooding is already occurring or will occur during the warning period.

 

 

At 5pm, Tropical Storm Laura was located near 17.1N and 61.2W or approximately 40 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands. Laura is moving towards the west near 17mph. On the forecast track, the centre of Laura will move near or over portions the Northern Leeward Islands this evening into tonight.

 

 

EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR DOMINICA

 

·       Unstable conditions generated by Laura are expected to produce showers, which could be moderate to heavy at times and thunderstorm activity across Dominica during tonight into Saturday. Gusty winds are likely in areas of showers and thunderstorms.

 

 

 

·        Rainfall projection: 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75mm) with higher amounts in elevated areas. Flash flooding is therefore possible during the period. The Flood Warning remains in effect for Dominica until 12pm Saturday, August 22. This warning may be extended should conditions warrant.

 

 

 

·     Marine conditions: A deterioration in sea conditions is expected during the next 12 to 24 hours with waves peaking between 7 to 10ft particularly on the north and east coasts. A Small Craft Warning is now in effect for above normal seas.

 

 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS FOR DOMINICA

 

·         Shallow rivers, streams, gutters and ravines may overflow their banks and flood surrounding areas

 

·         Landslides due to intense rainfall as well as rock falls from overhanging cliffs

 

·         Seas will become dangerous for sea-bathers and small-craft operators

 

·         Loose objects becoming missiles during times of gusty winds

 

 

 

Residents should continue to monitor information on this system. The Dominica Meteorological Service will continue to provide the necessary updates. 

 

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