A tropical wave is approaching Martinique, which has been put on yellow alert

A tropical wave is approaching Martinique, which has been put on yellow alert

Météo Martinique has put the territory on a yellow alert for heavy rain and thunderstorms since the end of the afternoon on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Cumulative rain can reach 50 mm in 3 hours tonight.

Martinique weather report from 4:54 pm (August 24, 2022).

At the end of the day there is a tropical wave at the gates of the Lesser Antilles and it is already producing torrential rain locally near Barbados.

In the early part of the night from Wednesday to Thursday 25 August, the weather is increasingly cloudy but periods of rain are isolated. From midnight expect the first heavy showers as the tropical wave approaches.

At the end of the night and during the day, the rains become more frequent, locally moderate to severe in intensity, sometimes accompanied by the pounding of thunder. Precipitation accumulations can reach 50 mm in 3 hours.

A rainy calm is expected between the end of Thursday and midnight from Thursday 25 August to Friday 26 August: the rain is scattered and of low intensity. In the second part of the night from Thursday, August 25 to Friday, August 26, the rains returned again thick and intense, sometimes accompanied by thunderstorms.

New accumulations of rain ranging from 50 to 80 mm can occur in 3 hours. A second lull of rain is expected on Friday afternoon. Although trade winds are generally weak during this rainy episode, wind gusts can reach 50 to 60 km/h before the heaviest rains.

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Know the weather conditions: – if you have to do dangerous sports outdoors, – if you or your activities are in an open area, on land or at sea.

In the event of a storm, avoid using phones and electrical appliances. Do not take shelter in a wooded area.

In case of heavy rain, be very careful near waterways. Fording can quickly become very dangerous. Pay attention to their crossings.

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