Flash Flood Warning issued for Barbados amid TS Bret threat 

A flash flood warning is issued for Barbados with sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph; 63 to 118km/h).

Flash Flood Warning issued for Barbados amid TS Bret threat 
Flash Flood Warning issued for Barbados amid TS Bret threat 

Barbados: A flash flood warning is issued for Barbados with sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph; 63 to 118km/h). It is associated with a tropical storm or hurricane that is forecast to affect Barbados within 36 hours. 

The center of Tropical Storm Bret at 2:00 AM, on Friday 23rd, June 2023 was located near 13.4N 61.9W or approximately 158MI (255KM) to the west of Barbados. The center of Bret will continue to move westward at 17MPH (28KM/H) away from Barbados and the island chain. Maximum sustained winds associated with the system are near 60 MPH (95KM/H).

Over the next few hours bands feeding into Bret will continue to generate pockets of heavy to violent showers and winds up to tropical storm force and higher gusts across the island. Parts of the island have already recorded between 1 to 2 inches of rainfall therefore a flash flood warning is in effect for Barbados.

The amount of rain in the south/southwest Saint Lucia is starting to be concerning and it’s not clear how often heavy(yellow/orange) was showing up in the mountains because radar has a glitch but it’s been often heavy in Vfort and some areas inland. 

Bret’s center is near the north coast of St. Vincent moving west a bit faster 18mph. Winds 60mph. Some very heavy rainbands in a recently formed thunderstorm passed safely south of Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia last half hour but there are some moderate to scattered heavy rainbands to the east and southeast that will move into Saint Lucia next few hours. They will bring more strong gusts. 

The rainband that passed Vfort was only moderate looking and still far NW from the center. Near the center has some heavy showers which could produce stronger gusts. Heavier bands are also getting closer to Barbados from the east and southeast where they have strengthened tonight.