Friday, September 30, 2022

Wet Weekend Forecast For Saint Lucia

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The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services says Saint Lucia will experience a wet weekend  as a tropical wave continues to affect the Island.

The weather system dumped intermittent heavy rainfall accompanied by thunder and flashes of lightning across the Island on Thursday and the trend is projected to continue into Friday.

“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,” Director of the Meteorological Services, 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.

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“So we are asking persons, residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides to exercise caution,” Joyeaux said.

He also called on fishermen to exercise caution since visibility would normally be poor during periods of showers and lightning at sea.

Last weekend, rainfall caused a land slippage in Bocage, Castries, prompting the MP for Castries East and Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre, to issue a word of caution to people to be vigilant and exercise caution.

Headline photo: Internet stock image courtesy Christian Lue



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