Sunday 7 June, 2020

Trinidad and Tobago's weather: Dust haze, hazardous seas

Photo via the Met Office.

Photo via the Met Office.

The public is warned of a ‘significant amount of dust haze’ today, and vulnerable groups are asked to take extra precautions.

Here’s a look at today’s weather, courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service:

"Generally hot, sunny and hazy conditions are expected during the day. Night will be mostly clear and warm with a light breeze."

"There is a significant amount of Dust Haze in the atmosphere. Persons who are sensitive to this should take the necessary precautions!"

 

Temperature

Trinidad: 33℃

Tobago: 31℃

 

Seas

Seas are moderate with waves between 1.5 and two metres in open waters and less than one metre in sheltered areas.

CAUTION:

 

The Met Office is also warning of a hazardous seas alert from Saturday 5.00 am to Sunday 9.00 pm.

This is due to a combination of northerly long period swells and spring tides causing an agitation of nearshore sea conditions, especially at high tide, along the northern coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago, and to a lesser extent, the western coastline of Trinidad.

The hazardous conditions will occur along the nearshore area of the northern and sheltered coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago

The Met Office said sea bathers, fishermen and small craft operators should carefully monitor the nearshore coastal sea conditions and exercise caution along affected areas.

Under existing COVID-19 regulations, all non-essential beach activities are forbidden. 

 

Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise. 5.59 am     

Sunset. 6.16 pm

 

Tides

Trinidad

High tide: 2.12 am, 2.08 pm

Low tide: 7.49 am, 8.24 pm

Tobago

High tide: 1.48 am, 1.50 pm

Low tide: 7.38 am, 8.15 pm

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