Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Antigua and Barbuda experienced the wettest October in more than a decade

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Over the past few weeks, parts of Antigua and Barbuda have experienced the wettest October in over a decade, with late-season tropical storms and an upper-level trough over the northern Caribbean contributing to heavy rainfall.

The Meteorological Office (Met Office) reported that in the past 48 hours, two and three inches of rain fell in some areas, leading to localized flooding.

The Met Office attributed the heavy rainfall to an upper-level trough that has been present over the past several days, causing heavy rainfall since Friday.

Flash flood warnings were issued by the Met Office, but they have since been lifted.

While there is a 40 percent chance of rain today, forecasters anticipate that the clouds associated with the trough will depart the area, bringing sunshine back to the region.

The total rainfall for October up to Sunday has been recorded at 11.99 inches, making it the wettest October for more than a decade.

According to the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) Sherrod James, there have been reports of localized flooding, but he explained that this has more to do with human action than the actual rain.

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