FLOOD WATCH EXTENDED TO 5PM SUNDAY 30th AUGUST, 2020

A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA UNTIL 5PM. 

Issued at 2: 00 p.m. Sunday, August 30th, 2020. 

The Meteorological Service has extended the  

* Flash Flood Watch for Dominica 

* From 2pm to 5pm. Sunday August 30th, 2020 

* A tropical wave is currently generating unstable conditions across the island chain including Dominica. Satellite and Radar imagery indicated that light to moderate showers and isolated areas of heavy showers and thunderstorm are located east of Dominica and expected to affect Dominica this afternoon. Despite a temporary break in shower and thunderstorm activity, the forecast is for shower and thunderstorm activity to continue to affect the island this afternoon with expected rainfall accumulations up to 1 inch in two hours with higher amounts in elevated areas. Flash flooding is therefore possible. 

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. 

Persons in areas or communities that are prone to flooding, landslide and falling rocks should remain vigilant and should continue to take all precautionary measures to protect life and property. 

This watch may be discontinued, extended or upgraded to a warning should conditions become necessary. 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS FOR DOMINICA 

·   Shallow rivers, streams, gutters and ravines may overflow their banks and flood surrounding areas. Roadways may also be flooded. 

·         Landslides due to intense rainfall as well as rock falls from overhanging cliffs 

  

Residents should continue to monitor for updated information from The Dominica Meteorological Service as it becomes available.  

 

Please visit the website for more information at: 

http://weather.gov.dm 

http://weather.gov.dm/forecast/extended-forecast 

For more information call: 4491752 or 6114490 

 

Please note that a greater degree of cloudiness, more frequent rainfall and higher rainfall amounts are normally experienced across the east coast and interior of Dominica.