BREAKING NEWS: Dominica to be Placed Under Flash Flood Watch

by: - May 30, 2019
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A flash flood watch will be in effect for Dominica from 6:00 p.m. this evening until 12:00 p.m, Friday 31st May 2019.

This is according to a meteorological bulletin  issued at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible.

A trough system is projected to generate an increase in cloudiness and shower activity and possible isolated thunderstorms across Dominica mainly from Thursday night into Friday. This activity is likely to be moderate to heavy at times. Current rainfall projections are between 3 to 4 inches (75-100mm) during the period.

Therefore, people in areas that are prone to flooding, landslide and falling rocks should exercise extreme caution during the period. Those in areas which have been experiencing excessively dry conditions over the past months should be especially mindful of landslides and rockfalls.

Exercise caution as moisture and instability are likely to linger into the weekend. The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation and provide the necessary updates as conditions warrant.