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Flash Flood Watch issued for Antigua & Barbuda

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has issued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Antigua, Barbuda, St Kitts, and Nevis. This watch is valid from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

A flash flood watch indicates that moderate to major flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area. The met office has advised that flash flooding poses a significant risk to safety.

Residents residing in low-lying and flood-prone areas are being urged to make necessary preparations to safeguard life and property. They should be ready to relocate to higher ground if flooding rains develop or if a flash flood warning is issued.

Meteorological experts have identified a low-level trough over the area, which is expected to combine with daytime instability later this afternoon.

These conditions may result in cloud development and significant rainfall in select areas of the islands. Rainfall accumulation could exceed 2 inches in a short period, leading to moderate to major flooding of low-lying and flood-prone areas that are already saturated.

Residents are advised to stay vigilant as an advisory or warning could be issued at short notice should these flooding rains materialize.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services will continue to monitor the weather situation closely.

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