First Adverse Weather Alert For 2021 Issued For T&T

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to affect T&T over the weekend, beginning on Saturday due to an overall favorable atmosphere. Peak rainfall and inclement weather are forecast on Sunday into Monday.

The Adverse Weather Alert

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Friday afternoon at 4:15 PM. The alert will go effect at 8:00 AM Sunday 28th March 2021 and will remain in effect through 2:00 PM Tuesday 30th March 2021.

Additional shower and thunderstorm activity is forecast on Saturday and into Wednesday.

Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.

Periods of rain and showers of varying intensities, are expected mainly on Sunday and Monday, with a 60-70% (medium to high) chance of thunderstorm activity. Gusty winds in excess of 55 km/hr may be experienced especially in the vicinity of showers/thunderstorms and localized flooding is highly likely. Seas can become agitated due to the strong winds.” 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.

Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
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