Saturday 24 August, 2019

Met Office: No tropical storm approaching

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is advising the public that at present there is no risk of an approaching tropical storm.

In a statement issued Thursday, the Met Office responded to allegations being made on social media of an impending tropical storm. 

The Met Office said while there is some rainfall due to pass over the region, this is not associated with a tropical wave.

"Contrary to some media reports, there is NO TROPICAL STORM forming in the region at this time."

"At yesterday's National Climate Outlook Forum the Meteorological Service indicated that the start of the rainy season is near." 

"A Tropical Wave is a REGULAR periodic occurrence during the rainy season."

"A Tropical Wave is SIGNIFICANTLY different to a Tropical Storm. They vary a lot in terms of intensity. Some bring more rain than others, while others pass unnoticed."

"It should be noted, at this time the rainfall that is forecast for the coming weekend is not directly associated with a Tropical Wave."

"The Meteorological Service is continually monitoring the weather and will continue to make its forecasts available regularly on our website www.metoffice.gov.tt/forecast," the Met Office.

The Met Office said if adverse weather is expected the relevant alerts will be issued well in advance.

"Please remain vigilant, and verify any weather-related rumours with us," the Met Office said. 

 

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