Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Active Atlantic tropical wave moving west, away from Lesser Antilles

Pictured: Atlantic 2-day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook. Image via National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Pictured: Atlantic 2-day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook. Image via National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

An active tropical wave, which, overnight, crossed into the Caribbean Sea, is now moving away from the Lesser Antilles.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (Met Office) in its last official statement on this particular tropical wave on Sunday said it is now moving westward.

The Met Office has been closely monitoring the movement of the tropical wave, which, on Friday, showed signs of possible development.

In an earlier update, the Met Office said the system was likely to produce gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall across the southern Leeward and Windward islands between Saturday night and Sunday, and across Trinidad and Tobago from Sunday afternoon into Monday. 

While the Met Office said this would be its final statement on the tropical wave, it indicated that the wave still has a 20 percent (low) chance of development over the next 48 hours.

The Met Office added that it continues to closely monitor any related weather phenomena that may affect Trinidad and Tobago and will issue any warranted alerts in a timely manner.

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