Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Trinidad and Tobago's weather: Adverse weather alert in effect

Citizens can expect to see increased rainfall and thunderstorms today, as a tropical wave is due to affect weather conditions in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday.

The Eastern coast is expected to be most affected.

The Meteorological Service (Met Office) has issued an adverse weather alert - yellow level effective 11 am to 5 pm.

The Met Office said showers and thunderstorms are expected to be accompanied at times by gusty winds in excess of 50km/hr during this time.

Citizens are advised that these winds can result in choppy seas and may negatively impact poorly secured roof structures. Street flooding may occur in heavy downpours.

The Met Office says brief showers would have affected both islands overnight, while Tobago has also received a few thunderstorms over the last couple of hours.

Periodic rainfall and thunderstorm activity will continue for Tobago, and for Trinidad, activity will gradually intensify during the morning period and is expected to peak during the afternoon/evening. 

The Met Office says these conditions are likely to linger into night-time, but should settle before midnight.

Seas 

Seas are moderate with waves two to 2.5 metres in open waters and below one metre but occasionally choppy in sheltered areas.

Temperature 

Trinidad: 31C

Tobago: 30C

Tides

Trinidad

High: 12:06 am, 1:06 pm

Low: 6:39 am, 6:20 pm

Tobago

High: 11:48 am, 11:49 pm

Low: 5:42 am, 5:24 pm

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