Friday 22 November, 2019

Watch: Fallen trees, flooding as heavy rains persist across T&T

Traffic is diverted onto Francis Trace, Santa Flora as a fallen tree makes the Erin Road impassable.

Traffic is diverted onto Francis Trace, Santa Flora as a fallen tree makes the Erin Road impassable.

Intense thunderstorms associated with a passing tropical wave and the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) have brought heavy rains and flooding to several parts of the country. 

The Meteorological Service (Met Office) in an adverse weather alert (yellow) on Sunday noted that periods of showers and thunderstorms, winds gusting in excess of 55km/hr, street or flash flooding, and landslips may occur and persist until Monday afternoon.

 

Courtesy The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS).

The Met Office further noted that the next few days are likely to be cloudy and a bit rainy at times, with conditions improving slightly on Wednesday.

Early morning showers in Central Trinidad saw a deluge in several parts of Chaguanas. 

 

Gusty winds left the Erin Road, Santa Flora impassible, as a fallen tree brought down power lines. ‬ ‪The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) was on hand to conduct repairs. Traffic was diverted through Francis Trace.

A tree was also reported fallen along the Manzanilla Road.

But, in spite of the rains, Saharan dust is still in the atmosphere.

But, the Met Office said that an ease in suffering should be seen over the next two days, as the tropical wave and ITCZ activity is expected to bring periods of rainfall and thunderstorms.

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