Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Update: Adverse Weather Alert discontinued for T&T

At 11 am the system was located approximately 940 km east-southeast of the Leeward Islands, centred near 13.8N 53.7W moving towards the west near 37 km/h.

At 11 am the system was located approximately 940 km east-southeast of the Leeward Islands, centred near 13.8N 53.7W moving towards the west near 37 km/h.

Update 5 pm on July 28, 2020

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has discontinued the Adverse Weather Alert for Trinidad and Tobago. 

In an update published at 3:39 pm, the Met Office noted that most of the impactful weather is now north of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Met Office said conditions will continue to improve to give a mostly settled night.

However, the Met Office did note that heavy showers and thunderstorm activity are likely to occur tomorrow and the TTMS will again warn of adverse weather conditions if warranted.

Several Caribbean islands are currently under Tropical Storm Warning and Watch as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine makes its way across the Caribbean. 

Updated at 12 pm on July 28, 2020

The low-pressure system in the Atlantic has now been upgraded by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.

A Potential Tropical Cyclone means that the system is not yet a tropical cyclone but it poses a threat of bringing tropical cyclone conditions to land areas within 48 hours.

In its latest update the Met Office said at 11 am the system was located approximately 940 km east-southeast of the Leeward Islands, centred near 13.8N 53.7W moving towards the west near 37 km/h.

Current analyses suggest that on its projected track, the centre of the system is forecast to move north of Trinidad and Tobago, through the Leewards, on Wednesday.

The Met Office said at this time the system poses no direct threat to Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and its dependencies.

The following is a summary of Tropical Warnings in effect:

• Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra U.S. Virgin Islands

• British Virgin Islands

• Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis

• Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Martin

• Saba and St. Eustatius

• St. Maartin 

Original story

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) on Tuesday issued an adverse weather alert for Trinidad and Tobago.

The yellow alert took effect from 7 am on Tuesday and will end at 6 pm.

The Met Office advised of increased thunderstorm activity.

Street and flash flooding, landslips and landslides are also possible.

"Thunderstorm activity along the leading edge of an active Tropical Wave. These thunderstorms can be accompanied with gusty winds in excess of 60 km/hr, possible street and flash flooding, landslips and landslides."

Citizens are urged to monitor weather conditions and updates from official sources via www.metoffice.gov.tt and www.odpm.gov.tt

Meanwhile, the Met Office said it has been closely monitoring a low-pressure system in the Atlantic which has an 80 percent (high) chance of development into a Tropical Depression over the next 48 hours.

In an update at 6 am on Tuesday, it said the system is located approximately 1200 km east of the Windward Islands, centred near 13N 50W and is moving westward near 30 km/hr.

Current analyses suggest that on its projected track, the centre of the system is forecast to reach the Leeward Islands by the night of Wednesday.

The Met Office said at this time, the system poses no direct threat to Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and its Dependencies. 

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