Caribbean: The service of the flights of LIAT for Monday was cancelled due to the impending passage of Tropical Storm Phillippe. The passengers who have been affected will be allowed to rebook with all change fees waived.
The passengers were also advised to check their e-mails or the official website of LIAT and the pages on the social media for further updates. They were also asked to contact the call centre for clarification of the flight services.
The cancellations of the flights will affect other services of LIAT.
Cancelled flights for Monday
- The flight with number LI332 was supposed to fly on the route from St Vincent to Saint Lucia. Due to the weather disturbance, the service will not operate and reschedule for another date.
- The flight LI 332 had the operation on the route from Saint Lucia to Antigua. It has also cancelled due to weather.
- The flight with number LI 332 had the route to fly from Antigua to St Maarten. It is cancelled.
- The flight LI 332 has not operated on the route from St. Maarten to Tortola on Monday dur to inclement weather.
- The flight number LI 335 has also cancelled due to weather disturbance on the route from Tortola to Antigua.
The airline also asked their passengers to contact LIAT for rebooking if their flight will be affected. Further updates will be issued on social media platforms. The management and staff of LIAT apologized for any inconvenience caused.
The Meteorological Service has issued the Tropical Storm Warning for Barbuda, while Tropical Storm Watch for Antigua. The centre of the Tropical Storm Phillippe has also passed through Barbuda on Monday causing heavy to very heavy rainfall and thunderstorms across the island.
The passage of Tropical Storm Phillippe has also caused landfall in Barbuda. The gusty winds and inclement conditions caused great weather disturbance in the country.
Additionally, Phillippe is now moving northwest with maximum winds. The storm is totally lopsided with the strong thunderstorms. The heavy rain and strongest winds have been pushed off to the southwest causing the possibility of the flash flooding and landslides.
As per the Met Services, many islands besides Antigua and Barbuda will feel the outer bands of Phillippe through at least Wednesday. It will flow from Barbados north to Puerto Rico.
The environment should become more conducive for development as well, so Phillippe is forecast to become a hurricane as it heads into the open Atlantic.
As per the weather forecast, October is tied with September for the most hurricanes that track within 50 miles of Florida.