Rainfall, gusty winds to affect Dominica; public urged to keep informed

The public is being urged to keep informed as a dissipating frontal boundary is currently affecting the Leeward Islands including Dominica.

By later today, conditions appear favorable for moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorm activity along with occasional gusty winds to begin affecting Dominica.

Current model projected rainfall for Wednesday is in excess of 3 inches (76mm) with higher amounts in elevated areas.

A flood warning may be issued for Dominica later today.

Unstable weather conditions are expected to linger across the island during the next 24 to 48 hours. As a result, persons in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to be vigilant and to exercise extreme caution as flash flooding is possible during the period.

Moderate to rough seas are also expected in areas of showers and thunderstorms. All sea users and residents near the coast are therefore advised to take all the necessary precautions.

The public is advised to keep informed by paying attention to further updates provided by the Meteorological Service.

You can also visit the website at weather.gov.dm or call the weather hotline at 4475555.

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  1. DonK
    May 10, 2017

    I hope the anse-de-mai bridge holds up.

  2. amanda
    May 10, 2017

    This rain is everywhere; in Quebec and some parts of Ontario severe flooding has occured; In British Columbia, severe landslides; lost of rain in a very short amount of time in several places in Canada; DA is not alone;;rain for DAYS NON-STOP. Be careful and seek cover.

  3. Praying for the peace of DA
    May 10, 2017

    I read the comments every time l read the news. How did my countrymen get there? Is the government to be blamed for everything? I don’t live in DA, but loves my country and promotes it every time. It hurts to read so much negativity and hatred. Very sad!!!! Praying for the peace of Da, both Skerrit and Linton.

  4. At peace with me!!
    May 10, 2017

    And the reasoning behind flooding in the US…or any other place for that matter? SMH at you people!!!

  5. Dominican passports
    May 10, 2017

    So we not gonna talk about the increase in departure tax DNO? Skerrit trying to keep the sheep from escaping. :lol:

  6. Angel
    May 10, 2017

    In Dominica we are too negative. That is why the country in that state “when Corruption of man increased, God sent the flood of Noah Gen. 6:5-17”. Where is that coming in. smh smh smh

  7. "Go To Hell, go to hell, go to hell
    May 10, 2017

    I am afraid for the test match because let’s not forget that when Corruption of man increased, God sent the flood of Noah Gen. 6:5-17

    • sassy
      May 10, 2017

      what a silly statement? smh!

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