FLOOD WARNING TO BE DOWNGRADED AT 8AM BUT MAY BE REINSTATED BY AFTERNOON

** THE FLOOD WARNING FOR DOMINICA IS EXPECTED TO BE DOWNGRADED TO A FLOOD WATCH AT 8AM ***

Updated at 6am on Friday, October 2nd, 2020

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

The Meteorological Service extends the Flash Flood WARNING for Dominica

• Until 8am Friday October 2nd, 2020

Unstable conditions due to low level instability and the presence of an upper level trough continues to affect the island chain, including Dominica. Radar imagery indicated that light to moderate showers and isolated areas of heavy shower and thunderstorm activity affected sections of Dominica overnight. The forecast is for shower and thunderstorm activity as well as gusty winds near showers to continue to affect the island during today. Flash flooding is therefore expected as soils are already saturated.

Model projected rainfall is for accumulations of up to 2 inches (50mm) with higher amounts especially in elevated areas during the period.

People in areas that are prone to flooding, landslide and falling rocks should be vigilant and take all precautionary measures to protect life and property.

EXPECTED IMPACTS FOR DOMINICA

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

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

• Loose objects may become missiles in gusty winds.

• Gusty winds may result in dangerous sea conditions, especially on the east coast.

The Dominica Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation and provide the necessary updates.