Hazardous Seas Alert Discontinued For T&T

The Hazardous Seas Alert Discontinuation

The Hazardous Seas Alert has been discontinued for Trinidad and Tobago as seas in open waters have returned to near 2.0 meters and near calm in sheltered areas.

While long-period swells are on the decline, medium to long period swells are possible in nearshore areas through tomorrow afternoon across Northern Trinidad and coastal areas of Tobago, generally less than a 12 second period.

Note that King Tides continue through Saturday, resulting in higher than usual high tides and lower than usual low tides. This may cause minor coastal flooding across low-lying coastal areas.

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning.

Based on the latest model guidance and analysis, hazardous seas have subsided with slight to moderate seas continuing in Trinidad and Tobago’s waters through next week.

Information from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service concerning the Hazardous Seas Alert Discontinuation

“Based on official reports the sea state has improved, as seas are near calm in sheltered areas and waves in open waters are near 2.0 m (moderate).” according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. This “alert discontinuation” status takes into account the possibility of the event occurring. This event, with moderate seas, has been observed.

The color of the alert indicates the severity of the event and the probability of the event occurring. Currently, the alert level is at green. This means that there is now a negligible impact on human safety and assets are basically undamaged.

Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
Green Level TTMS
Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

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