Thursday 2 July, 2020

Update: Adverse weather alert discontinued

Photo courtesy the T&T Met Office/NOAA.

Photo courtesy the T&T Met Office/NOAA.

Update June 19, 2020:

A Yellow Level adverse weather alert has been discontinued. 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service issued an update on Thursday night informing the public of the discontinuation.

The alert had been issued ahead of a passing Tropical Wave. 

The public is advised to continue to follow the Met Office for updates via its official channels.

 

Update June 18, 2020:

A Yellow Level adverse weather alert has been extended to Friday.

In an update, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said the alert now extends from Thursday at 2.00 pm to midnight Friday morning. 

The Met Office said there is a 75 percent (high) chance of heavy showers and thunderstorm activity developing this afternoon into the evening with light to moderate rain and/or showers occurring intermittently.

These conditions are attributed to the passage of a Tropical Wave. Street/flash flooding can be expected in heavy downpours and gusty winds in excess of 60km/hr can accompany showers and thunderstorm activity.

Seas can become agitated/choppy in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

The public is urged to continue to monitor updates via the Met Office's official channels and to prepare in the event of flash flooding if living in a flood-prone area. 

Here is a list of disaster management hotlines: 

DISASTER MANAGEMENT UNIT – HOTLINE NUMBERS

Arima Borough Corporation 800-2ABC (2222)

Chaguanas Borough Corporation 800- DCBC (3222)

Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation 800 - CTTC (2882)

Diego Martin Regional Corporation 800 - DMRC (3672)

Penal/Debe Regional Corporation 800 - PDRC (7372)

Point Fortin Regional Corporation 800 - PFBC (7322)

Princes Town Regional Corporation 800 - PTRC (7872)

Port of Spain City Corporation 800- PSCC (7722)

San Fernando City Corporation 800 - SCDU (7238)

Sangre Grande Regional Corporation 800 - SGRC (7472)

San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation 800 - SLRC (7572)

Siparia Regional Corporation 800 - 4SRC (4772)

Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation 800 - 4MRC (4672)

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation 800 - TPRC (8772)

Tobago Emergency Management Agency  - 211

 

Update June 17, 2020:

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has extended its Yellow Level Adverse weather alert to 6.00 pm Thursday, saying there is now an 80 percent chance of heavy showers and thunderstorm activity. 

In an update on Wednesday afternoon, the Met Office said "there continues to be a high (80%) chance of heavy showers and thunderstorm activity associated with the interaction between a Tropical wave and the ITCZ.

The Met Office said a slight improvement was expected on Wednesday night, however, impactful weather would resume on Thursday.

Street/flash flooding can be expected in heavy downpours and gusty winds in excess of 60 kilometres per hour can accompany showers and thunderstorm activity.

The Met Office added that seas can become agitated/choppy in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

The public is urged to continue to monitor updates via the Met Office's official channels and to prepare in the event of flash flooding if living in a flood-prone area. 

Here is a list of disaster management hotlines: 

DISASTER MANAGEMENT UNIT – HOTLINE NUMBERS

Arima Borough Corporation 800-2ABC (2222)

Chaguanas Borough Corporation 800- DCBC (3222)

Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation 800 - CTTC (2882)

Diego Martin Regional Corporation 800 - DMRC (3672)

Penal/Debe Regional Corporation 800 - PDRC (7372)

Point Fortin Regional Corporation 800 - PFBC (7322)

Princes Town Regional Corporation 800 - PTRC (7872)

Port of Spain City Corporation 800- PSCC (7722)

San Fernando City Corporation 800 - SCDU (7238)

Sangre Grande Regional Corporation 800 - SGRC (7472)

San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation 800 - SLRC (7572)

Siparia Regional Corporation 800 - 4SRC (4772)

Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation 800 - 4MRC (4672)

Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation 800 - TPRC (8772)

Tobago Emergency Management Agency  - 211

 

Original story:

The Meteorological Service of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that a Yellow Level Weather Alert will come into effect from 5.00 am on Wednesday, June 17 until Thursday, 18 at 4.00pm. 

The Office warns that there is a 70% chance of heavy showers and thunderstorm activity associated with the interaction between a Tropical wave and the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). 

Street/flash flooding can be expected in heavy downpours and gusty winds in excess of 60km/hr can accompany showers and thunderstorm activity. Seas can become agitated/choppy in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms. 

Marine areas mainly to the east and south-east of Trinidad are likely to be impacted during this event. 

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