Flash Flood Watch Issued for St. Kitts & Nevis

The Met Services explain that because of expected moderate to heavy downpours on Sunday a flash flood watch is in effect until 2:00pm today. A review of the situation will be done accordingly.  A flash flood means a rapid buildup of water on the ground in low lying areas following or during showers. This could be a threat to life and property.

Weather Forecast for St. Kitts & Nevis on Sunday, show Cloudy to overcast with occasional showers. Some of the downpours could be moderate or heavy at times and accompanied by thunderstorms, according to an official release from the Met Office.

Eastern Caribbean Forecast: A trough of low pressure over the Caribbean Sea will slowly move eastward during the next few days. As it does so, unstable atmospheric conditions will remain over the Eastern Caribbean. Expect cloudy to overcast conditions with occasional showers to continue from Puerto Rico to Trinidad. Isolated thunderstorms are also likely to develop. Some of the showers could be heavy and, with a fair amount of water already in the soil, some flash flooding could take place over low lying areas.

Residents are being urged to avoid the danger posed to life and property that could result from the situation.

Winds: Southeast and south 6 – 12 miles per hour or variable at times.

Seas: Slight; swells 2 – 3 FT or peaking at 1 M.

 


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