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- Big surf
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:13:41 +0000 (UTC)
Here in Barbados the East coast has massive surf 15-20 ft,jetty damage to 
Skeets bay and some fishing boats at their moorings are in trouble at Martins 
bay and Tent bay.Very unusual magic seaweed and windguru show a NNE swell of 
3-4 ft only.I also ask myself what's generating this swell as Nicole is long 

- One for the books
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:05:49 -0400
Hi all,

believe it or not, this morning my wife woke me up with the words: "There is a lot of water in the kitchen!" And yes, there was. So, she activated the towel and mop brigade.

But what happened?

As Gert mentioned and we all know there is still <i>TS Nicole</i> out there heading North. No threat to land as yet? My foot! Her vortex apparently sucked in a trough or tropical wave which was passing south of us, see the satellite animation. And the rain and winds came in from the South right through the open kitchen window which is facing South. Leaving the kitchen flooded! :-o

Don't only look at where systems are heading, also have a look in their backyard!

You may all laugh about that one - I did too!

You all take care.


Best regards to all.

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)      

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- My hopes became true
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2016 18:16:50 -0400
Good evening again,

looks like my hopes from my yesterday's post became true. NHC is giving the tropical wave to the East of the lesser Antilles now a 0% 3-day-chance and a 20% 5-day-chance to develop into something. Good so. Hope it stays that way. Can't wait for the dry season, this heat is just not nice.

Best regards to all.

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- Lesser Antilles
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 19:18:37 -0400
Good evening folks,

are we in the Lesser Antilles in for another one (see image)?! Nobody but the NHC and "Hogan" on the Grenada reports page seems to be talking about it. Matthew started the same way, even though he started his career a little earlier to the East to intensify. Good thing that I haven't put back my secured garden stuff and furniture yet.

I want to recommend that everyone in the region is watching this gigantic wave! It seems to cover a bigger area than Matthew did at that state. If that system can pull itself together and intensify, there might be "Otto" coming on to us as Matthew's brother. I hope I am wrong.

Better safe than sorry.


Stay safe and as dry as you can.
Best regards to all.

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- This is serious buisness
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:14:29 +0000 (UTC)
My feelings go out to Jamacia,you folks better get serious in your 
preparations.At 5pm this hurricane is 140 mph gusting to 165mph.That is some 
serious intensification in the last 12 hours,i don't know what cat that makes 
it but that's a lot of cats for sure.

- No lightning
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:30:14 +0000 (UTC)
I have been out and about all day.First big squall was at 12.10 pm with smaller 
subsequent squalls,another good blow was at 3.15pm nothing lasting longer than 
15 mins before subsiding,there was 2 or 3 occasions of whiteout rain 
conditions.My Location was 1/2 mile inland from the East Point Lighthouse with 
access to a Davis personal weather station.Max wind gust recorded 41 
knots=45.1mph at 12 .15pm,of note there was no lightning/thunder until 4pm and 
only for a short period,i found this very unusual.Driving home from the Eastern 
tip to Bridgetown nothing to report, broken twigs lots of standing water on the 
streets,but no damage seen by me.    

- Barbados
  • By Mark <markbgi at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:47:35 -0400

Heavy rain and windy conditions continuing on and off since noon.  Lots of areas flooded and reports of fallen utility poles and trees all over Barbados.

Reports of the "all clear" nowhere near and quite possibly not before tomorrow. Interrupted coverage and footage on local tv 8 at http://cbc.bb and vob929.com

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- Matthew
  • By Lemuel Taylor <lem_rt at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:35:43 +0000

Good afternoon everyone. Just checking in. Barbados has been experience bouts of heavy weather and throughout the day. We are praying for our friends in Dominica, Martinique, St.Lucia and St. Vincent as this storm is packing quite a punch. Matthew is yet another reminder why we need to be prepared because things can go south quickly.

Blessings to all as we continue to weather the storm together.

Lemuel R. Taylor

- 97L
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:48:13 +0000 (UTC)
It's 6.30am here in Barbados, centre seems to be just east north east of us 
based on radar but not much in the way of bad weather.Winds are calm and we've 
had light rain throught the night possibly some distant thunder.That's it  so 
far really. 

- Waiting & watching
  • By Lemuel Taylor <lem_rt at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:17:45 +0000

Hello fellow islanders. I haven't posted in quite some time but with a potential threat looming, I figured I would now. So far today we have experienced some sporadic shower activity. A band of moderate rain and gusty winds passed through a few hours ago and now we are just waiting. It appears as though there may be some impacts throughout the majority of the island chain so we should all be prepared and keep each other in prayer.

Lemuel R. Taylor

- Barbados
  • By Charmaine Stuart <charmaine_stuart at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:00:27 +0000 (UTC)
It is now 9.00pm and we have been getting the occasional heavy showers and gusty winds in the South of Barbados. According to our local weather updates, we are expected to feel the effects of this system after midnight, to be more specific, around 2.00 am tomorrow morning and it is expected to dump 4 - 8 inches of rain throughout Wednesday. I think Barbadians are prepared as we saw busy supermarkets, gas stations and hardware stores all day. The Government of Barbados issued a statement stating all businesses and gas stations should be closed by  6.00 pm this evening and the bus service will cease to operate from 8pm tonight. No school tomorrow!! So we have put certain things in place, its just the waiting game now. Will post as the night progresses. 

- Tropical wave Eastern Atlantic
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:54:47 +0000 (UTC)
Good afternoon,i have been looking at Windguru sinse yesterday.They are 
suggesting Barbados has gust to 50 knots next Wednesday 11am,i could find 
nothing to support this.Thats a tropical storm floks,lo and behold NHC has 
highlighted a wave on the coast of Africa projected to follow a westerly course 
and develop from 40 degrees west as of 2 pm 22 sept.Be Aware Regards Peter

- Rainy Conditions accompany by Lightning & Thunder
  • By Rickie Yarde <rickie_yarde at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2016 07:26:52 +0000 (UTC)
As I write, we continue to experience rainy conditions along with thunder and lightning.  From what I can see at this hours, it's very overcast.  

- Rain thunder and lightening
  • By Venus Smith <venussmith at live.com>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 22:38:35 +0000

Its over cast here in Barbados the rain is falling there is some thunder and lightening it very bright outside is nice and cool.

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- Update
  • By <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 15:22:56 +0000
92 L - passing over us.  A couple of rolls of thunder.  Very grey and overcast and hardly any wind, for the past three hours.  This last 30 minutes just gentle showers. The sky seems to be brightening.  That could be it for us, maybe and maybe not!

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- Barbados
  • By <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:22:29 +0000
Although promised not one drop of rain fell today where I live anyway on the South Coast.  Still extremely hot. Good luck to everyone North of us.

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- Barbados
  • By <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:56:26 +0000
Although the main threat of the storm is not supposed to have any impact on Barbados except some rains tomorrow I do know that this past two days the incredible heat is wicked.  Not a breathe of wind. 35 C or more today. This morning the ocean was like a glass lake, I could see for miles then the humidity moved in and the visibility was lost with the heat haze. Actually looking forward to some showers to hopefully cool everything off. My dogs have hardly moved off the ceramic tiles in the coolest rooms they could find, all day.  Only going outside when absolutely necessary. Even the garbage truck and the mailman on his motorbike was too much trouble for them to go out and kick up a fuss.  It's that hot!

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- barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 08:05:17 -0300
For months we have been dry and desperate for any passing shower. 
Showers started on Sunday and again yesterday when a Tropical Wave passed by giving us a delightful 30.2 mm of rain, in a few hours.  Today it is overcast with more showers promised.  My lawn and gardens have made a miraculous recovery.    Everywhere is washed and feels clean again.

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- Fwd: Raining in barbados
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 11:04:38 -0700
From: Venus Smith <venussmith at live.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:03 AM
Subject: Raining in barbados

Outside is grey and the rain is pouring had a bit of thunder but its gone now.

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