Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to affect T&T over the weekend, beginning on early Saturday due to an overall favorable atmosphere. Peak rainfall and inclement weather are forecast on Saturday.
The Adverse Weather Alert
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Friday afternoon at 2:50 PM. The alert will go effect at 5:00 AM Saturday 10th April 2021 and will remain in effect through 8:00 PM Saturday 10th April 2021.
Additional shower activity is forecast on Sunday, Monday and again on Wednesday.
Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.
“There is a high potential for scattered, moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms initially favouring offshore areas south and east of Trinidad from early morning. As the morning progresses this rainfall activity will develop over both islands and will favour hilly areas. Localized flooding is likely in areas of heavy downpours and gusty winds in excess of 45 km/hr can accompany heavy showers or thunderstorms.” 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.