Monday 22 October, 2018

Met Office: Kirk downgraded, but Tropical wave to affect T&T

Kirk has been downgraded, but some activity is likely for T&T later this week.

This is according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS).

The Met Office issued an Adverse Weather Alert #1-Yellow on Monday afternoon.

It says showers and thunderstorms are expected tomorrow as a result of a Tropical wave.

The Met Office says some areas may experience some activity tonight but the bulk of activity is expected tomorrow. 

"Adverse weather is expected to affect Trinidad and Tobago as a result of the passage of a tropical wave. Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favourable to produce periods of heavy rainfall and thunderstorm activity, which may result in gusty winds, street and flash flooding. Landslides/landslips are also possible in areas so prone," it said.

On Monday, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said that Kirk no longer has a closed circulation and all advisories are being discontinued.

The NHC in an advisory at 11 a.m. on Monday said the remnants of Kirk were located near latitude 10.0 North, longitude 39.5 West.

It said the remnants are moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue over the next week days.


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