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- Dry Days
  • By Eye Write <eyewatcheyewrite at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 16:01:58 -0400
It continues to be very dry in Barbados. There have been reports of drizzles, but so far, I haven't heard, seen or felt any rain in a while! Farmers are complaining that they have difficulty growing some produce, and the birds might be looking for more food too!

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- Small Craft Advisory in effect for Barbados until Wednesday
  • By Eye Write <eyewatcheyewrite at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 15:20:50 -0400
The Island is expected to experience adverse sea conditions over the next few days.
Swells will produce large breaking waves of 10-15 feet and generate strong and dangerous rip currents
Conditions may produce beach erosion along the north and west coasts of Barbados.
Surfers and swimmers are urged to stay out of the water until conditions subside.
Beach goers, be vigilant for large breaking waves, as they have the strength to bring people into the sea.
Small craft operators are advised to remain in port and monitor conditions.
Should sea conditions deteriorate significantly, operators and owers should make arrangements for vessels to be removed from the water.

- Lightening tearing up the sky
  • By Eye Write <eyewatcheyewrite at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 21:43:05 -0400
So where did this come from all of a sudden?

It started out with some pleasant showers just after five this evening and after 8 (or maybe before), the sky became ablaze with blue streaks and zig zags.

The most spectacular one I saw was over the beach on Bay Street tonight around 8:30...

It's now 9:41 and things seem to be getting a little quieter for the time being (except for the crickets orchestra), but we'll see what tomorrow brings.

- Quite a wave
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 15:53:27 -0700 (PDT)
Looks like we should have a wet and windy nite tonite as this wave on our SE doorstep looks impressive on the satellite photo.NHC says it's interaction with land stops it from further development nevertheless Trinidad through the windward islands should be getting rain and gusty winds.Our friends in the ABC islands should keep an eye on it.Regards Peter

- Lightning and Thunder is the order of the day
  • By Eye Write <eyewatcheyewrite at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:11:18 -0400
It's raining on and off too, but from where I sit, the sea actually looks calm. May not be a bad day for a dip, once you don't mind the rain. Yeah right, most Bajans don't like to be out in the rain.
Doesn't bother me at all.

- Fireworks show
  • By Eye Write <eyewatcheyewrite at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 20:06:17 -0400
Last night between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., the skies surely put on a fireworks show for us. It was rather odd, as there was no rain in my area while this was going on (as far as I know), just thunder and lots of lightning. I did hear on the radio that there was a tropical wave affecting the island, but it seems like only certain parts of the island had this weather. I must say though, I don't know if there is a connection, but yesterday's sunset was just stunning...Too bad my camera battery was low... The rain finally came this morning and there were also a few showers this afternoon.

- Cloudy day
  • From: Eye Write <eyewatcheyewrite at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 18:54:15 -0400
If my flash came on outdoors at 12:00 p.m., you would get an idea of how dark it was in certain parts of the island today.
There was also a flood warning in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening. Take a look at the pix...caught some surfers enjoying the big waves today too.

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- Windy weather
  • From: Eye Write <eyewatcheyewrite at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 23:59:01 -0400
I enjoyed a breezy, beautiful walk after work and this evening's sunset must be the most marvellous sunset I have seen for a long time...
Right now, there's a refreshing breeze coming through the window and I can actually hear rumbling waves and howling wind in the distance...This should be a prime opportunity for a cosy sleep tonight, if I only I could get to sleep! *sigh*

- Erika
  • From: Trevor Whiteside <trevorwhiteside at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 15:10:15 +0000
I send my thoughts to all the people in the south of the island who have suffered from the rain and resultant flooding. Up north we have been relatively dry, which is strange considering we are nearer the storm. Only 15 minutes of rain yesterday which was relatively heavy. Have seen it far worse. No rain today and after some dark clouds earlier, we now have high light clouds. Hasn't been too windy either.

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- Barbados - FLOOD WATCH
  • From: <markbgi at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 09:54:43 -0500

- Stormy Day
  • From: "Lisa Greaves" <lgwbajan at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 12:37:07 +0000
As my fellow correspondent from Barbados has noted, today has begun with plenty 
of water, especially in the south. When I was on the road earlier, I was forced 
to drive at 20 kph because of limited visibility..Winds in the southeast have 
increased as well - a welcomed change from the hot, humid conditions we endured 
over the last couple of days..

A quick check of the satellite shows that we seem to be in the southern end of 
Erika..something  I didn't anticipate as all the models clearly showed this 
storm well to our north..Oh well, these storms can be quite unpredictable and 
this one is clearly defying all the models..
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- Barbados update
  • From: <markbgi at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 09:41:58 -0500
Someone hasnt been too truthful with us. Erika is much closer than they said.

- Barbados update
  • From: <markbgi at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 08:15:04 -0500
Someone hasnt been too truthful with us. Eirka is much closer than they said.

- Barbados Update.
  • From: <markbgi at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 08:08:44 -0500
After many hot days and nights the rains have arrived. Yesterday afternoon the skies opened and from Warrens all the way into town was underwater.
Today Wednesday the start of the new school term does not look too good. Thunder can be heard rumbling all around and the clouds have been gathering (see photos attached). Lookout for lots of rain today.
Erika seemed to have wobbled a little further south than predicted and there are four tropical waves lined up between us and the african coast. Its gonna be an intresting next 7 days.

- Barbados
  • From: "PEQUENEZA,J" <sydmouth at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 07:46:46 -0400
We have been pulled into Erika's outer circle. We have black/purple skies, squalls of heavy heavy rain and the wind is wild. The thunder and lightening is everywhere and very very loud. Shall wait a while until I venture onto the highway to go to my job at the Rescue Animal Kennels - the dogs must be terrified with all this rain and lightening. Definately flooding today. Take care everyone.

- South winds at 5 am
  • From: Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 02:57:06 -0700 (PDT)
Winds are from the south at 15 knots partly cloudy,south and west coast waters choppy.This system has arrived much further south after it's meandering.Peter

- conditions here are reasonable
  • From: Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 02:47:48 -0700 (PDT)
Conditions here at 5am.Wind out of the south at 15 knots south and west coast waters are choppy,no rain as yet.This system has popped out of it's meandering futher south than expected.Wish everyone well to the north of us stay safe. Peter

- September Showers!
  • From: Eye Write <eyewatcheyewrite at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 12:40:12 -0400
September can get a bad rap for the type of weather activity it can bring, but look at what beautiful showers the first day of my birth month brings!
Earlier today, I noticed there were some light showers in certain areas of Christ Church as some roads were wet...now, the showers have intensified and from where I am sitting, outside looks very cloudy and it's quite windy as well...This rain I think will last a while.

- Invest 94L
  • From: <markbgi at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 01:50:26 -0500
As with ANA and BILL we should continue to monitor the progress of the system now dubbed Invest 94. Our reporter in Grenada has liken its development to that of IVAN, we hope its not a close cousin or even a friend of Ivan and wouldnt come to visit but we should learn more about it within the next 48 hrs. 
West coast Barbados experienced some heavy showers on Thursday afternoon resulting in minor flooding along the Paynes Bay to Holetown areas. Thursday evening/night however only the occasional scattered shower.

- Breezing in Barbados
  • From: Eye Write <eyewatcheyewrite at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 19:41:43 -0400
Hi everyone! This is my first contribution, so I'm quite excited.

Between last night and this morning we enjoyed cool breezes in my neighbourhood which was a relief after experiencing some very warm days these past couple of weeks...
Last night the breeze was even more enjoyable than tonight but it was accompanied by thunder and glimmers of lightning which I witnessed from by bedroom. Then from about 2:30 a.m. (Yes, for some reason I couldn't sleep) I could hear the rain travelling from a distance...It sounded almost like feet galloping before it came down like sheets of rain...There was more rain this morning which hindered my ability to see on the road somewhat, so it cut my errand running kind of short, but that's okay.
My Dad told me he noticed the waves on the south coast are coming in much further and there were some people on the shore trying to guide some turtles back into the water...t's quite still in my neighbourhood right now (which is good because the dogs were barking like crazy last night)...the moon is beautiful and the crickets seem to love it because they're singing all the time! So, we'll see what tomorrow brings.

..I have been trying to pick up a few 'storm ready' items bit by bit so that I don't have to be rushing around anytime anything comes our way this season....

- Barbados
  • From: "PEQUENEZA,J" <sydmouth at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:52:40 -0400
Today in Barbados we have a little more breeze that yesterday that was non-existent. The sun is still very hot and there is an odd shower here and there - otherwise not bad. A friend of mine was vacationing here in Barbados from the UK this Feb and met a lovely young lady from Canada - well they stayed in touch and visited each other and this Saturday they are getting married, and I know this will be one celebration their friends and families will not forget easily as they are tying the knot in Nova Scotia where if the predictions still hold true they should be doing it in a Cat 1 or 2 Hurricane called Bill!!!!

- Well Well Well
  • From: Trevor Whiteside <trevorwhiteside at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 13:00:04 +0000
Well, so much for my forecast of rain for yesterday. Who'd be a weatherman!!!! It turned out to be an absolute scorcher, maybe the hottest of the year altho' Sunday ran it close. Today is cooler so far with a light breeze. Beautiful Caribbean day. T.

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- Hurricane Bill
  • From: Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 03:54:25 -0700 (PDT)
Thank God this storm is tracking North of the islands,it's a big one that's for shure.The weather here has now become still as in the calm around the storm ,wind is expected to go NW to W today so if you have boats on the west coast be advised that you will be tailing towards the shore,the fishermen on the east coast can probably be on guard for the large swell coming off of this hurricane.Regards Peter 

- Calm
  • From: Trevor Whiteside <trevorwhiteside at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 13:07:01 +0000
Very calm day today and not too hot yet following yesterday's very hot temperatures. Still get those outdoor jobs done now, that bit of gardening that you've put off, as I reckon we'll have heavy rain by mid week, catching the outcast cloud banks of Hurricane Bill. It'll only be wet though, no storms are threatened. So get out in that garden!!!! lol T.

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- Ana
  • From: markbgi at caribsurf.com
  • Date: 16 Aug 2009 21:54:47 +0000
Ana the storm that won't die is expected to reach Tropical Storm status again. 
Residents in the cone should continue to exercise caution. 

  • From: <markbgi at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 18:24:41 -0500
Friends in Northern Leewards lookout for ANA, BILL and possibly CLAUDETTE in the next few days. Its gonna be a F-up week weather wise for some of our neighbours. We also have to lookout for a wave that is tracking our direction close to Trinidad.

- Barbados
  • From: "PEQUENEZA,J" <sydmouth at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 16:37:37 -0400
The projections on the Wave Height-StormSurf web this afternoon are incredible for the early part of next week for all of the Carribean islands. Something very nasty is coming. Surf doesn't get that high for no reason. Everybody keep vigilant.

- What a day!!!
  • From: Lisa Greaves <lgwbajan at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:22:04 -0700 (PDT)
Wow, is all I can say!!!...Never seen the kind lightning in Barbados like what I witnessed today.  Was at the airport around 1:00PM with sheets of ligthning all around, when all of a sudden there was a rather loud explosion and just about everyone in the terminal screamed while some hit the floor (yours included)...I then turned around to witness a flagpole in the gas station on the compound on fire....Some folk scampered. Of course, my next thought was that the station would blow since fire and gasoline make a deadly combination.  By the time, my heart was almost through my chest and legs felt like jello...Fortunately, the fire on the pole burned itself out before it could spread.

Needless to say, I was all too eager to reach my home to check on any damage...Seems like my breakers tripped...we lost a printer and the cable boxes were fried, but I was able to re-set and everything else appears to be well.  Will re-visit the electrical situation in the morning as I suspect there are some issues. 

UPDATE:  My cousin who also lives in the south-east as I do, just called to report that her neighbours house was hit and his antenna burst into flames... What a day!!!
"Dance like no-one's watching"

- Wet Wet Wet
  • From: Trevor Whiteside <trevorwhiteside at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 18:07:00 +0000
Yes indeed, it is one of those fairly rare days when the clouds are so low it's almost night and I do have the light on in the middle of the day here in north Barbados. Started raining during the night and hasn't really stopped but not too heavy, stops and starts with drizzle in between!!! The usual puddle which forms in the bottom corner of the garden is making an effort for probably the first time this year. But hasn't established itself with the intermittant nature of the rain. A slight breeze is picking up and there is a glimmer of brightness over the central hills around Mount Brevitor and Black Bess to the east of me. Don't reckon I'll hold my breath though, can still hear the thunder rumbling in the distance. Which distance is the question. You know, we could yet again be in Ireland. All the best. T.

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- barbados
  • From: "PEQUENEZA,J" <sydmouth at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:44:09 -0400
Will post this really quick as the loud rumbles and lightening is still happening out there since 6am this morning. Lots and lots of rain - now the wind is blowing with low clouds from the NORTH - and the temperature has definately dropped by quite a few degrees. Almost chilly!!! Looking at the satellite this blob stuck over Barbados seems to keep getting bigger so I guess it is here for quite a while. Here comes the heavy rain again....

- woke up to rain!
  • From: "Dondonqt" <dondonqt at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 06:48:40 -0400

Hello good folks!

Woke up this morning to relatively heavy rain and thunder this morning in St. Thomas. It is still rather dark outside at six thirty and the rain has been steady for a while. The African snails must be in their glee.


From where I sit it looks like I won’t be going to the beach this morning.



- Barbados
  • From: "PEQUENEZA,J" <sydmouth at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:22:59 -0400
For anyone interested in Barbados weather today after yesterday's heavy rain falls - it started with a few light showers and by 9am the rest of the day had sunshine with light winds. Just great....

- An Irish Day
  • From: Trevor Whiteside <trevorwhiteside at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 22:38:02 +0000
It's been what I would call an Irish day up here in St. Peter at the northern end of Barbados. That is a dank drizzly low cloud day as can be found in Ireland. Nothing violent about it, just wet and dull. I have heard that the rain was much heavier to the south but then that is quite often the case in Barbados. The wind, in the form of a stiffish breeze and coming in gusts, has now begun to pick up for the first time today. At least that could move the rain clouds over Barbados a bit quicker. Could be a blowy night. Sleep tight. T.

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- rain rain rain!
  • From: "Dondonqt" <dondonqt at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 13:55:37 -0400

Well I guess this is truly the beginning of the wet season for us here. We had very heavy rain over our camp today and parents started coming for their kids early. Just heard we’re under a flood watch until 4:00 PM. Looking forward for a very cool wet evening here in St. Thomas!


- Barbados
  • From: "PEQUENEZA,J" <sydmouth at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:57:16 -0400
Well that little rain storm from what I am seeing has given Rockley 1.69 inches - I now have my own private lake again in the hollow at the side of my house. Happens about two to three times a year when the ground cannot absorb faster than it is coming down. It is currently drizzling and looking at the Satellite we are not too far away from the next round of thunder/lightening and rain.

- Barbados
  • From: "PEQUENEZA,J" <sydmouth at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 10:52:42 -0400
The RAIN has started - it is falling so loud not only can't you hear anything like someone talking to you or the radio, there is a fog everywhere. What I can see is that the street lights have all come on for the visibility. Will report later - but for now will close off as I would assume very shortly we will have some thunder and lightening. It is that kind of storm.

- Barbados
  • From: "PEQUENEZA,J" <sydmouth at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:14:53 -0400
We had some rain through the night but nothing serious. I took my car in for service and walked home the two miles along the South Coast Road. Some showers along the way needed my umberella and looking out across the Carribean it sure was black out there. No wind, and very muggy, at this time. An odd drizzle now and again. The airport is showing a NE wind movememnt so will have to wait to see if we will get the heavy showers later this morning or if it passes us to the North leaving us with just a damp showery day.

- Barbados
  • From: "PEQUENEZA,J" <sydmouth at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 14:56:54 -0400
Hi everyone - first time posting for this new hurricane season. The computer models so far has the system either going slightly over us, slightly below us or straight through the island. From the size of the storm so far tomorrow Barbados is in for a very wet wet day with heavy rains. For the past week we have been having rains off and on through night and day so the island is lovely and green. I guess this is the start so hope everyone is ready.

- Season Starts With A Bang
  • From: "Mark" <markbgi at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 09:33:29 -0500
Woke this morning to heavy showers and thunder this morning. The 2009 season is on the way. Its been bright and sunny for the past few days but Nooooooo, not today. Current conditions overcast. The thunder and rain has ceased for the moment.

- 2009 Season
  • From: "Mark" <markbgi at caribsurf.com>
  • Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 11:36:21 -0500
Hope everyone is in good health since the last season. Seems like a premature start to this season with systems forming near Florida and what looks like a few waves moving off africa in the last couple of hours. 
I will be contributing again this year keeping you informed with the reports as they happen.
Mark in Barbados

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