Sunday 20 October, 2019

Update: Tropical Storm Warning for T&T discontinued

Updated:

The Tropical Storm Warning for Trinidad and Tobago has been discontinued.

However, the warning remains in place for Grenada and its Dependencies.

The Met Office provided the update at 2pm on Sunday.

It revealed that the Tropical Storm Warning is now downgraded to an Adverse Weather Warning-Orange Level, as the ongoing weather is expected to continue today into tomorrow and can have severe impacts in several communities.

The Met Office added that periods of heavy to intense rain/showers and/or thunderstorms will continue on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center added that as of 2pm the center of the Tropical Storm Karen was located 60 miles (95 miles) north of Grenada.

It indicated that on the forecast track, the center of Karen will move away from the Windward Islands later on Sunday and then across the the eastern Caribbean sea tonight and Monday.

Original Story

Tropical Storm warnings have been issued for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its Dependencies as Tropical Storm Karen formed at 5am on Sunday.

The Met Office in an advisory at 6am said the National Hurricane Center has upgraded an area of low pressure located east of Trinidad and Tobago into Tropical Storm Karen.

At 5am, the centre of the system was located 80 kilometres northeast of Tobago.

As a result, the Government has placed Trinidad and Tobago under a Tropical Storm warning.

Further to this, the Met Office has placed Grenada and its dependencies under a Tropical Storm warning.

Tropical Storm Karen is currently moving toward the west-northwest at 15 kilometres per hour.

Maximum sustained winds are 65 kilometres per hour with higher gusts.

Tropical Storm force winds extend to approximately 120 kilometres from the centre.

A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur on Monday, followed by a turn toward the north on Tuesday.

On forecast tract, Karen will move across Trinidad and Tobago later this morning and emerge over the south-eastern Caribbean sea.

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