The Adverse Weather Alert
Showers and thunderstorms have affected Trinidad and Tobago over the last 24 hours as forecast due to a low-level trough interacting with the Intertropical Convergence Zone. This has produced floods across parts of Trinidad and landslides in both Trinidad and Tobago.
With additional rainfall forecast over the next 24 -36 hours, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Thursday night at 10:51 PM which went into effect at 10:45 PM 26th November 2020, and will remain in effect through 9:00 AM Friday 27th November 2020.
Additional shower and thunderstorm activity is forecast through Friday, and into Saturday, hence this alert may be extended.
Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.
“A combination of the ITCZ and the presence of a low level trough continues to produce periods of moderate to heavy showers and periods of rain across both islands. While there may be a lull in the intensity of the activity at present, Trinidad and Tobago can expect further periods of precipitation over the next 6 to 12 hours. There is also the 60% chance of one or two heavy showers and the odd thunderstorm particularly during the predawn hours tomorrow Friday 27th November. This can result in localized street/flash flooding and gusty winds in some areas. There is also the possibility of landslides/landslips in areas so prone.” according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. This “alert” status takes into account the possibility of the event occurring. This adverse weather event is likely.
The color of the alert indicates the severity of the event and the probability of the event occurring. Currently, the alert level is at Yellow. This means that the hazard is possible to be aware of the impacts of Street/Flash Flooding and Gusty Winds in your area. Areas prone to landslides should also be aware of the hazard and impacts.