Flood watch in effect for Dominica
The Meteorological Service has issued a flash flood watch for Dominica until 6pm today.
This, as weak unstable conditions fuelled by a low level trough and light winds have been producing an area of light to moderate and isolated heavy shower and thunderstorm activity mainly across the central portion of the island chain, including Dominica.
According to the advisory, pockets of shower and thunderstorm activity have intensified across the interior of Dominica due to the mountainous terrain. As a result, rivers fed from these areas may become swollen and could produce flooding downstream.
Persons in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to remain vigilant and take all precautionary measures to protect life and property as flash flooding is possible.
Persons are also urged to be extremely cautious if crossing bridges or using vulnerable roadways.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Karl located in the Central Tropical Atlantic continues on a general westward track.
Karl is expected to be in the vicinity of the Lesser Antilles by the middle of next week and residents are advised to monitor its progress.
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