Caribbean: LIAT has announced the disruption of flights from several destinations due to the impending passage of Tropical Storm Bret. Several destinations within the network of airlines are currently under tropical storm watches and warnings.
The airlines asked the public to reschedule their plans to visit the following destinations, which have been cancelled for Thursday, June 22, 2023:
- LI 343 from St. Kitts to St. Lucia
- LI 343 from St. Lucia to St. Vincent
- LI 343 from St. Vincent to Grenada
- LI 342 from Grenada to Barbados
- LI 342 from Barbados to Antigua
The airlines also announced that the passengers who have been affected will be allowed to rebook the flights with all change fees waived. They strongly advise the passengers to contact LIAT’s call centre to rebook the flight if they are facing disruptions due to the storm.
Passengers will have to check their e-mails or visit the website of LIAT and social media pages for further updates. LIAT expressed regrets for any inconvenience caused by these cancellations as a result of the passage of the impending tropical storm.
The airline is currently working to review its schedule based on the impending watches and warnings which will be issued by the various governments. A list of affected services will be issued on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
WPC Wednesday morning forecast calls for generally 3-6 inches(yellow) from Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia… and 6-8 inches(orange) possible in Saint Lucia to Dominica with max 10 inches possible in mountains.
These can cause urban, river or overland flooding, plus landslides. Thursday rainfall may be between 1-3 inches, but early Friday morning to Saturday could be when much of the rainfall comes and when soils will reach saturation. So risk for hazards will be higher wee hours Friday to early Saturday.
Due to wind shear expected, most of the heavy rainfall will be east of the centre and last until Saturday as convergent rainbands move slowly.
For Trinidad, there will be convergence around a surface trough extending SW from Bret. Slower wind flow will mean some chance for isolated quick accumulations and amounts higher than shown.