Guadeloupe was placed on Thursday at 6:55 p.m. local time on orange alert "heavy rains and thunderstorms" by the Guadeloupe Meteorological Center, as was Martinique in the afternoon, faced with the convergence of "many thunderstorms" towards the archipelago of West Indies.
[#Weather] 📅 This Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 6:55 p.m. Guadeloupe is placed on orange vigilance for heavy rain and thunderstorms.
📍 The end of the event is estimated at Saturday, October 01, 2022 in the evening.
ℹ️ The complete report from Météo-France 👉 https://t.co/xK8AYmSIak pic.twitter.com/MSxa5QMYvc
– Prefect of Guadeloupe (@Prefet971) September 29, 2022
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Rains sometimes accompanied by thunderstorms could generate in Guadeloupe significant accumulations of precipitation beyond 100 mm in three hours, “in particular on Basse-Terre by generating temporary floods in many sectors whose soils are already gorged with water”, indicates the Meteorological Center of Guadeloupe.
After a "clear improvement" expected in the second part of the night and Friday morning, showers and thunderstorms could resume "from midday".
The strongest accumulations are to be feared Friday at the end of the day and evening, specifies the Meteorological Center of Guadeloupe.
The north of Martinique exposed
Thursday afternoon, Martinique was also placed on orange vigilance for heavy rains and thunderstorms, the island's prefect said on Twitter, recommending "the population to remain vigilant", while cumulative rains greater than 100 mm in two hours were recorded there Thursday morning.
“Locally heavy and stormy showers that can cause significant accumulations of rain” were expected in the coming hours, noted at 5:41 p.m. local time the Martinique Meteorological Center.
After a weakening of the rains, locally intense and stormy showers are expected from the end of Friday morning, “with cumulative rain of around 50 to 80 mm in 1 to 2 hours”.
"The area most at risk seems to be the north of the island", specify the meteorologists.
Tropical storm Fiona had hit Guadeloupe in mid-September, with strong winds, torrential rains and floods that killed one person.