Saturday 18 August, 2018

Met Office: Rain, gusty winds expected from Tuesday night

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said light to moderate showers are expected from Tuesday night as an Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone heads toward Trinidad and Tobago.

In an update shared Tuesday afternoon, the Met Office said convergence associated with a tropical wave is expected to affect mainly Trinidad overnight and Wednesday (June 12-13, 2018).

Most activity associated with the wave is expected to be south of Trinidad, however showers are still expected over varying localities at times. There is also a risk of thunderstorm activity favouring southern areas of Trinidad.

The Met Office said a major feature of this event is an accompanying low-level wind surge. This means that winds will be stronger than usual and gusts may even approach 40kt/46 miles per houror 74 kilometres per hour.

As a result, sea conditions are also expected to be occasionally rough from June 12-13, but should return to normal by June 15.

Video: IR Satellite imagery showing activity associated with the approaching tropical wave. Red areas are those of the coldest/tallest cloud tops which are likely associated with thunderstorms.

 

Recently, the Met Office warned of an increase in Saharan Dust which would create cloudy, hazy conditions. 

The presence of Saharan dust is expected to continue into the weekend.

Citizens suffering from respiratory ailments are warned to take the appropriate precautions. 

 

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