flood watchIssued at 3:00 p.m – Monday, 14th September, 2015

Analysis of satellite and radar imagery suggests that the unsettled conditions associated with a passing tropical wave, which has been affecting Dominica during the day, will continue to affect the island during the night and into the first half of tomorrow.

As a consequence, cloudy to overcast skies along with some pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to spread across the island. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible with isolated higher amounts.

Due to the already saturated nature of the earth, any additional rainfall is likely to result in further flooding and landslides.

Thus, a Flood Watch has been issued until 12:00 noon tomorrow, Tuesday, 15th September, 2015.

This watch may be further extended should conditions become necessary.

A Flood Watch means that conditions are favourable and there exist the possibility of flooding during the watch period.