A street in Roseau on Monday afternoon

A street in Roseau on Monday afternoon

The Meteorological Service has upgraded the Flood Watch to a Flood Warning for Dominica as a tropical wave continues to affect the island.

The Warning was issued at 5:00 pm and is in effect until 6:00 am on June 7.

A flood warning means flooding is already occurring or will occur in the warning period.

-Unstable conditions generated by a tropical wave are affecting Dominica and the island chain. Satellite and Radar imagery indicated that light to moderate showers and isolated areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms have been affecting Dominica throughout today. The forecast is for shower and thunderstorm activity to continue to affect the island throughout tonight and Tuesday. The projection is for rainfall accumulation of up to 2 inches and higher amounts in elevated areas. Flash flooding is therefore possible.

-Silted and or blocked water-ways are likely to promote flooding and landslides.

Persons in communities that are prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks should be extremely vigilant and take all precautionary measures to protect life and property. Be ready to move to higher ground. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways and water-ways.

This warning may be further extended should conditions become necessary.