Sunday 20 October, 2019

Met Office warns of rains, winds for next 12 to 24 hours

Heavy rains and strong winds are expected to persist for the next 12 to 24 hours, owing to the passage of a surface trough of low pressure heightened by favourable conditions in the upper levels of the atmosphere.

An information bulletin issued by the Meteorological Service (Met Office) Friday morning indicated that current weather conditions will continue for at least the next 12 to 24 hours as the trough of low pressure makes its way across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Met Office stressed that the country is under no Tropical Storm threat, watch or warning but advised citizens to be cautious and vigilant as rains and showers have been moderate to heavy in intensity and have been accompanied by strong winds at times.

Gusty winds can be expected to accompany heavy showers or thundershowers; and the occurrence of localised street or flash flooding is likely in heavy or prolonged downpours.

Citizens are also advised of the possibility of landslides or landslips in areas so prone, like the North Coast Road.

The Met Office says it will continue to closely monitor this weather event and will issue another bulletin, if the situation warrants.

A rough seas bulletin remains in effect at this time.

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