Thursday 20 February, 2020

Met Office dispels cyclone rumours

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) is dispelling rumours being circulated on social media of another tropical cyclone to the south-east of the country.

In a statement, the Met Office said that Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning, and advises citizens to check the agency's website for the most accurate reports and up-to-date information.

"If there is any adverse weather that is a threat to our islands, the public will be informed by the TTMS in a timely manner."

"We would like to remind Citizens that we are not only in the hurricane season, but also in the rainy season and therefore we can expect rainy season features such as the ITCZ (Inter-tropical Convergence Zone) and tropical waves. These are features that regularly affect our islands every rainy season," the agency said.

The public is urged to get all weather related information from the TTMS via its offices, website, weather app or through its official social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter

In Thursday morning, a Met Office representative confirmed that an ITCZ and tropical wave to the south-east of the country could bring more rainy weather in a few days.

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