Flooding hits Barbados

(Barbados Nation) Heavy rainfall yesterday triggered flooding and the forecast is more of the same over the weekend. Sections of Bridgetown and other areas in St Michael were under floodwaters as persistent rains hit the island.

In areas such as Bush Hall, Tudor Bridge, Baxters Road and Martindales Road both vehicles and pedestrians struggled to navigate the waters.

The Barbados Meteorological Office issued a special weather bulletin at 2.45 p.m. yesterday, stating that “a trough system located to the west of the island chain has induced the northward movement of the inter-tropical convergence zone across Barbados”.

The statement said this had resulted in “cloudy-to-overcast skies, some outbreaks of moderate-to-heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms spreading over the island during the day”.

 

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