Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Update: Met Office discontinues adverse weather alert

Update September 18, 2019, 5:05 pm:

The adverse weather alert, yellow level, has been discontinued.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) issued the update, noting that the green level has been activated.

The TTMS said the threat of significant impact has passed. However, members of the public are advised that a few intervals of showers can be expected overnight.

 

Update September 18, 2019, 1:24 pm:

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has adjusted its Yellow Level adverse weather alert to last from Wednesday midday until Wednesday evening at 6.00 pm.

In an update shared Wednesday midday, the Met Office said there is a medium chance of heavy to intense showers and/or thunderstorms over parts of Trinidad. 

"There is a medium chance (60%) of heavy to intense showers and/or thunderstorms developing over Trinidad towards midday today, Wednesday 18th September 2019, and continuing into the afternoon. In the event of heavy or intense downpours, street/flash flooding and gusty winds can be expected."

"Given the rainfall accumulations over the last 24 hours and the rainfall activity expected today, there is also an increased risk of landslides/landslips in areas so prone," the Met Office said. 

The public is asked to stay away from flood-prone areas, take measures to secure life and property and to continue to monitor the Met Office for weather updates. 

 

Original story: 

Members of the public are advised that there is a medium chance (65%) of intense showers and/or thunderstorms developing by late Tuesday morning.

This was revealed by the Trinidad and Tobago Met Service (TTMS) which notes that a yellow alert is in effect.

The TTMS also says there is a high chance (80%) that the islands will experience these showers and thunderstorms during predawn hours on Wednesday.

"This activity will be intermittent with some settled periods but in the event of heavy downpours, street/flash flooding and gusty winds can be expected. The possibility of landslides/landslips is also heightened during the period," the Met Office said.

It's expected to begin at 11am on Tuesday and end at 8pm on Wednesday.

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