Tropical Wave Affecting Islands Losing Steam

A tropical wave over the Lesser Antilles that had a ten percent chance of further development is losing steam, the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services says.

But the system is still producing cloudiness and showers.

However a Met Office official told St Lucia Times that it has not produced ‘significant’ rainfall yet.

The official explained that Saint Lucia has been experiencing rain from Monday night.

He disclosed that based on the overnight records there was 12.2 mm of rainfall at Hewanorra, which was described as not being significant.

“Especially previously, we didn’t have that water logged situation – it was more or less dry and then to have 12 mm is not going to make much impact,” the official stated.

He warned that people should still be on the alert especially in the interior areas where a lot more rainfall is expected.

“So persons should still be on their guard for flooding and possible land slippage,” the official noted, adding that people should be alert not only during the Atlantic Hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 every year.

“Some persons wait until an alarm is sounded before they take action,” he observed.

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