Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Met Office: Heavy showers likely as tropical wave approaches

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is warning of possible flash flooding due to a tropical wave which is due to pass over the islands later this week.

“An increase in showers is expected during the evening/early night as activity associated with a tropical wave approaches the area,” the Met Office said via a Facebook post.

(Video courtesy the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))

 

For Wednesday’s forecast, the Met Office said sunny, hazy and breezy conditions are expected however a few showers are likely towards the late afternoon/evening particularly over Trinidad.

Wednesday night would be partly cloudy with a few showery intervals and a 40 percent (medium) chance of isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms.

Caution: Gusty winds, street/ flash flooding may occur in areas of heavy showers/thunderstorms.

Seas would be moderate with waves up to two metres in open waters and near one metre in sheltered areas.

Tides are as follows:

Port of Spain

HIGH     03:50 am, 05:10 pm

LOW      10:38 am, 10:30 pm

Scarborough

HIGH     03:23 am, 04:30 pm

LOW      10:12 am, 10:01 pm

 

Extended forecast

On Thursday, the Met Office said conditions would be mostly cloudy with light to moderate showers or rain over wide areas developing as the day progresses.

There is a medium chance (40%) some of these showers would become heavy and or thundery. Conditions would continue into nightfall.

In the vicinity of heavy showers and or thundershowers expect gusty winds, street and or flash flooding.

On Friday, the Met Office said conditions would be partly cloudy with some morning and afternoon showers. Night will be clear.

 

Editor's note: This article has been amended to state there is a 40 percent chance of showers and/or thundershowers on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in accordance with the 4:00 pm weather update shared by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.

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