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- TS Don
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:21:37 -0400
It's a few minutes past CPA of TS DON but here we don't have higher winds as normal and currently no rain. Just overcast sky. I am hoping it will stay that way. Temperature 28.4°C at this time, lovely. The attached photo is looking straight south taken at 16:45 AST (time of CPA). In the background is the Atlantic. No sign of a Storm.

Grenada, take care, it's heading your way now.

Everybody stay safe!

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Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)      

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- Tropical Storm Watch
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:33:21 -0400
Although T.S. Don is still a ways east, a few pockets of showers are occurring 
here on the South Coast.
Winds are variable.  All those in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St.Vincent & the 
Grenadines & here in Barbados stay safe.  Conditions are expected to 
deteriorate into tomorrow.

 

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- NHC Forecasting
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 14:14:09 +0000 (UTC)
This year the rules have changed,NHC have become proactive in there forecasting 
where previously something had to be a depression to be granted prediction 
cones etc.This has led to some jumping the gun with the exception of the TS 
that went through Trinidad,however it's great if it materializes into 
something,so you're dammed if you do and dammed if you don't.I'll be watching 
everything lets see what this one brings.


- ALERT
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:04:54 -0400

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- TD#4
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 14:06:18 -0400
Sir Richard Haynes Boardwalk; Invigorating walk this morning.

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Latest Models Output seemingly moving TD#4 slightly to the left of the forecast 
track than this a.m.
We'll just have to keep an eye on it.

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- Don?
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 12:15:14 -0400
Parakeets enjoying the breeze'n'sunshine today.....meanwhile...

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..meanwhile 94L INVEST.......WNW turn 🤔.....

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- As of 7:46 p.m.
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2017 19:48:34 -0400
Rain has stopped; Just the intermittent drizzle.  And and eerie Zephyr.

Below: convection has fizzled out.

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- Barbados
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2017 19:11:41 -0400

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Satellite Photo of Tropical Wave just off Barbados.  Looks like a circulation 
was/ is trying to establish itself within this wave.  Lots of rain last night 
and the better part of today on the South Coast.  Last I heard, we had a Flood 
Warning in effect. 

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- Rain
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2017 19:38:32 +0000 (UTC)
Based on the sat photo this afternoon, it certainly looks like we could be in 
for a very wet nite.


- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:59:00 -0400
Rain rain and more rain, most of the night and all day.  Holetown is posting receiving 105mm and Grantley Adams Airport 40mm.  I am in the middle location between the two,  but we have had an awful amount. The winds have been changing all day from East, to SE, then back to NE and then SW which is unusual.  My garden is under water. It is getting dark now but still raining and I can hear Thunder in the background.

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- TS Bert
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:40:15 -0400
Hello to all,

it is now 1/2 an hour past CPA to Barbados and after that rain and strong winds on and off all day long everything is nice and calm down here in the South of Barbados. A gentle cool and constant breeze it going through the house and cools it down perfectly. Saves me a lot A/C energy for tonight.

However, there is a good chance that the "show isn't over yet. On the satellite this system looks really disorganized and some big chunks are seeming to break off, as Jennifer mentioned down below. I have edited an animation from Intellicast.com and marked Barbados with a pink circle around it. It looks like we may be in for some more to come. At least not a storm, but more rain.

Have a good night out there and try to stay safe and dry.

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Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:23:13 -0400
Tropical storm warnings discontinued earlier today BUT this afternoon the winds were a howling and the rain was something else. For a good 30 minutes - enough for everywhere to be come very sodden.  We are now at 5pm still under Flood alert as more rain could possibly fall later tonight with a band that has broken off from the one going through Trinidad the ABC islands. 
To our neighbours to the south of us be safe and Good Luck.
 

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- barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:24:15 -0400
It started raining in the night here in Barbados - and according to Weather Underground figures for Grantley Adams Airport we have had so far today 62.99 mm  I do not know if that is a true figure but it sure has rained non-stop all day - sometimes very heavy.  Still raining now as I write.
I was out and about today and many of the roads were waterlogged. Also lots of fender benders.
Hopeful for the sun tomorrow.

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- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:05:43 -0400
Since Christmas the weather has been much cooler and wetter than other years that I remember.
Some mornings at 20 degrees with the North wind blowing and rain showers falling  - one doesn't want to get out of bed.  Usually by mid morning the sun will appear and we still have temps reaching 28 degrees during the day but by late afternoon it really cools off and again the nights have that chill in the air.
All things considering this is still much better than having to shovel snow!

- Christmas
  • By <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2016 21:50:15 +0000
To Gert and Dave and all the correspondents throughout the Carribean I wish everyone a Safe and Happy Xmas Season.  Another year almost done and a new one on its way.  Merry Christmas everyone.

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- Update
  • By <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:41:53 +0000
Did we ever have thunder lightening and heavy rains in the night.  At one point the winds were so strong bashing the rain against my North/East  bedroom window I almost thought I could be back in Canada in the winter with a hail storm!  For the first time too the rain came through the window pane sections and the corner of my bed, mattress and pillow were soaked. Very unusual.






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- Thunder and lightning
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 19:40:16 -0400
Hi to all,

right now gusty winds, heavy but so far short showers over the South of Barbados with thunder and lightning out at sea South of Barbados.

Needless to say, but the cats really don't like it. ;-)

Stay dry folks.

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Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)


- Some Rain
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:39:20 +0000 (UTC)
Barbados is an island that's fairly flat for the most part,like anywhere water 
will find the lowest point to settle,some places it will get to flood stage or 
the roads might get to where you might not want to go if you don't know the 
terrain.We've got no big mountains for houses to slide down and rivers to get 
wased away.(1)Bajan drivers,the ones with a Dog Licence should stay 
home,accidents everywhere while driving on a straight road at no speed 
whatsoever,some drive on the wrong side because they don't want to Amorol on 
the tyres to wash off or get the fenders wet how sad.(2) Then there's the 
Police going to accidents in the middle of it with sirens blaring through the 
gridlock,some of which turn off the sirens once they get through the 
traffic,they're prob headed for an independence drink.(3) And then there's the 
Met Office at BGI,i wonder where they were at 8.30am when it was fair to 
cloudy."Today will be generally fair with a few isolated showers"lol.   


- barbados
  • By <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:12:05 +0000
What a weather day for the eve of our 50th Independence Anniversary Celebrations.  It has been raining heavily non-stop for quite a few hours.  Barbados is under a flood alert. 54 mm received already.  Many distress calls have gone out for people to be rescued from cars and houses taking in  water. The roads are dangerous out there with all this flood water. Hoping against hope that this system passes through this afternoon and the parties, outdoor venues that had been planned and of course especially the fireworks at midnight will be continue as scheduled. 4 pm the met office to give an update on the situation.


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- Barbados under flood warning
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:46:27 -0400
Good morning to all,

a Tropical Trough in combination with the Inter Tropical Conversion Zone yesterday caused Barbados to be hammered by long lasting heavy rains with accumulated downfalls of 50-70mm. The MET office gave a flood warning for Barbados until 6 pm yesterday.

The agricultural field below my place in the very South of Barbados were partially turned into lakes, see pictures. Forecasts predict more rainfall to come until weekend. For now it's just cool and overcast but no rain.

http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/90678/barbados-flood-warning

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- barbados
  • By <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 15:54:05 +0000
Before midnight the gusty winds and driving rain started.  The winds have almost abated for now and the rain is down to a drizzle.  Earlier today the rain fell very heavy for a few hours so I would imagine there is flooding on roadways and low ground.  It is supposed to continue all day and looking at the satellite and long range forecast all week. There will be some disgruntled tourists for sure.


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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 
gone.


- 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.

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Jurgen

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.
Jurgen

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.

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

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.


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- 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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