The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services has issued a flood warning as heavy rainfall accompanied by flashes of lightning and peals of thunder were experienced across Saint Lucia for a second day on Friday.
The flood warning went into effect from 2:00 p.m. and runs until midnight.
“Heavy rainfall over Saint Lucia during the past 24 hours has raised the possibility of flooding and landslides in parts of the island prone to those hazards. Additional showers are expected this afternoon and early tonight associated with moisture and instability in the wake of a tropical wave,” the Met Office advisory said.
It urged residents and motorists, especially those in areas prone to flooding and landslides, to exercise extreme caution in their activities and pay attention to further announcements from the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services and the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO).
Earlier in the day, the Director of the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services, Andre Joyeaux, had said that Saint Lucia will experience a wet weekend as a tropical wave continues to affect the Island.
“The models are showing that apart from this tropical wave, we have instability around the Island and most likely we’ll have a wet weekend. We are expecting another system to affect us on Sunday,” Andre Joyeaux, explained.
He disclosed that even when the tropical wave that is currently affecting Saint Lucia passes, there will still be residual moisture that will result in showers on Saturday, with the new weather system expected to affect the Island on Sunday, increasing shower activity.