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Tropical wave gone, but showers remain

This area in the vicinity of Save the Seed Energy Centre was flooded on the weekend – the second time within two weeks. Photo Credit: Shereeza Bipat (Facebook)

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said, although the tropical wave that affected the territory over the weekend has passed, it will continue to influence weather conditions locally today, October 16.

“Remnant of moisture associated with the passage of a tropical wave is likely to produce a few showers across the island today.”

The DDM, which gathers its information from a number of professional sources, further stated that tonight will be ‘partly cloudy with a slight chance of few passing showers’.

Winds are east-south-east at 12 to 18 knots over land and reaching up to 22 knots over coastal waters, with higher gusts in showers.

Seas will have moderate to rough swells of 5 to 7 feet. “Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution,” added the DDM.

Meanwhile, some residents have reported that the tropical wave resulted in the deterioration of roads, including that in the vicinity of the Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole.

There was also flooding near Save the Seed Energy Centre at Duff’s Bottom. It is the second time that this area is being flooded within the last two weeks.

This road in the vicinity of the Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole, is among those that deteriorated during the weekend rains. Photo Credit: Damian Creque (Facebook)

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