Tropical Wave 02 moved across T&T early Wednesday 27th May 2020, bringing periods of showers. Live updates for this event have ended.
Tropical Wave 02 Moves West of T&T
11:00 AM Wednesday 27th May 2020
Brisk, isolated showers affected areas of Trinidad and Tobago overnight, with localized heavy showers affecting parts of Southern Trinidad. Thunderstorm activity generally remained offshore. Gusty winds associated with heavy showers affected parts of Icacos, causing roof damage to two homes.
As the day progresses, there is the medium chance of brisk, isolated showers across both islands, with thunderstorm activity remaining offshore. Saharan Dust has returned, at moderate concentrations so sensitive groups are advised to take the necessary precautions.
Tropical Wave 02 Moves West of T&T
Brisk, isolated showers affected areas of Trinidad and Tobago overnight, with localized heavy showers affecting parts of Southern Trinidad. Thunderstorm activity generally remained offshore. Gusty winds associated with heavy showers affected parts of Icacos, causing roof damage to two homes. As the day progresses, there is the medium chance of brisk, isolated showers across both islands, with thunderstorm activity remaining offshore. Saharan Dust has returned, at moderate concentrations so sensitive groups are advised to take the necessary precautions.Posted by Trinidad and Tobago Weather Center on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Tropical Wave 02 Still East of T&T
Isolated Showers, Thunderstorms Possible Over Next 12-14 Hours
11:00 PM Tuesday 26th May 2020
Today’s forecast played out nearly as expected, with isolated showers developing by the late morning across Trinidad, producing brisk rainfall across the island. Additional brisk showers occurred across both islands throughout the day, interrupting hot and partly cloudy skies.
As of 10:00 PM, the axis of Tropical Wave 02 remains east of T&T. However, wind shear continues to limit shower and thunderstorm development this evening.
Models remain adamant for isolated thunderstorm development overnight through the first half of tomorrow with marginal mid- to upper-level support.
However, strong westerly wind shear and a warm pocket of air between 3,800 meters and 600 meters will not only limit convection from forming but any cells (showers or thunderstorms) that do develop, will be brief.
Shower and thunderstorm chances for tomorrow have decreased slightly, but there is still the possibility of isolated showers and the odd thunderstorm favoring Trinidad by the early to mid morning and again through the afternoon.
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Breezy, Hot Conditions Persist Across T&T
2:00 PM Tuesday 26th May 2020
Partly cloudy skies persist across Trinidad and Tobago with breezy conditions, as forecast.
Low-level cloud patches are moving across northeastern Trinidad and Tobago. An isolated thunderstorm is nearing Tobago, but wind shear may weaken or even cause the cell to dissipate as it nears the island.
Isolated Showers Moving Across Port of Spain
10:52 AM Tuesday 26th May 2020
Isolated showers are moving across Northwestern Trinidad, with gusty winds up to 40 KM/H. These showers are forecast to remain brief.
Late Morning Isolated Showers Move Across Trinidad
10:30 AM Tuesday 26th May 2020
As of 8:00 AM, the axis of Tropical Wave 02 remains well east of Trinidad and Tobago, along 57W, south of 18N. No significant convection is noted with this tropical wave.
Brisk, isolated showers interrupted mostly cloudy skies across Trinidad Tuesday morning, with wind gusts up to 40 KM/H, mainly across the Western half of Trinidad. Rainfall accumulations from these brief showers have generally remained at or below 5 millimeters.
Isolated showers are forecast this morning through 3:00 PM, favoring Trinidad. Showers will be fuelled by abundant atmospheric moisture moving across the islands with sea-breeze convergence, daytime heating, and orographic effects triggering showers and isolated thunderstorms during the late morning through the afternoon.
Tropical Wave 02 To Bring Isolated Showers on Tuesday, Isolated Thunderstorms Wednesday
May 25th 2020
Over the next 36 hours, a weak tropical wave is forecast to affect T&T. Isolated to scattered showers are possible, favoring mid-Tuesday and the first half of Wednesday, with the low to medium chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Tropical Wave 03 Forms In Central Caribbean Sea
May 24th 2020
Tropical waves are numbered based on date of analysis by the National Hurricane Center Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch. This means waves further west can have a higher (more recent) number than already existing waves.
Tropical Wave 02 was added at 00Z May 24th while Tropical Wave 03 was added 18 hours later at 18Z May 24th.
Weak Tropical Wave To Traverse Lesser Antilles
May 24th 2020
A weak tropical wave is forecast to traverse the Lesser Antilles Tuesday into Wednesday. Isolated to scattered showers and the odd thunderstorm are possible across T&T. However, forecast confidence is low to medium.