Just days after Jamaica and other islands in the Western Caribbean were hammered by a tropical depression, resulting in the deaths of eight people, the federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, has now been placed under a Flash Flood Warning, due to current rainy conditions, affecting the twin-island state.
The St. Kitts Meteorological Office at R.L. Bradshaw International Airport on Friday, (1st September), advised residents that an area of disturbed weather will cause cloudy to overcast skies, rain or showers and thunderstorms, across the Eastern Caribbean over the next 24 hours and beyond. Some rain or showers are expected to be heavy, and minor flash flooding is likely, as up to three inches of rainfall is possible over the same period.
Accordingly, flash flood watches or warnings may subsequently be issued, for St. Kitts-Nevis.
Today, Friday, October 1st, will be cloudy to overcast with intermittent rain or showers and thunderstorms. Tonight, cloudy to overcast skies, with frequent rain or showers and thunderstorms, can be expected.
In the meantime, persons are encouraged to practice sound actions including not parking vehicles in ghauts or in close proximity to known watercourses or other areas that may be prone to flooding. Residents are also urged to closely monitor the local media for further updates and advisories.