Monday 19 August, 2019

Update: Adverse weather alert discontinued

Update August 16, 2019, 9:00 am:

An adverse weather alert which was extended by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service on Thursday was later discontinued. 

In an update shared to social media on Thursday, the Met Office revised the outlook to Green as no further impacts were expected. 

The public is advised to continue to monitor weather updates via the Met Office's social media channels. 

 

Update August 15, 2019, 2:52 pm:

A Yellow Level Alert for adverse weather has been extended to midnight Friday.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said in an update on Thursday afternoon that occasional showers and isolated heavy showers/thunderstorms are still likely in varying localities over Trinidad.

The possibility of landslides/landslips remains, mainly along hilly areas. Street and/or flash flooding and gusts up to 65km/h are likely near heavy downpours.

The public is urged to continue to monitor official weather updates from the Met Office via their social media channels. 

 

Updated at 4 pm

A Tropical wave is expected to bring heavy showers and thunderstorms from Wednesday.

As such, the Met Office has issued an Adverse Weather Alert #1-Yellow Level.

It will take effect from 10 am on Wednesday and ends at 2 pm on Thursday.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely during this period.

The Met Office added that street/flash flooding and gusts up to 65 km/h are likely near heavy downpours.

There is also the possibility of landslides or landslips along hilly areas.

The Met Office noted that this activity is due to the passage of the Tropical wave interacting with the ITCZ.

 

Original Story

A Tropical wave axis is expected to pass over Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday.

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service, the Tropical wave is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms.

It said the wave is modulating the ITCZ northward into our area, resulting in showers extending into Thursday.

The Met Office said a complete update will be posted this afternoon about the expected weather conditions over the next few days.

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