As forecast, showers, and thunderstorms continue to affect T&T on Tuesday due to an overall favorable atmosphere. However, with favorable conditions persisting into Wednesday, the alert has been extended.
The Adverse Weather Alert
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has updated the Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Tuesday afternoon at 4:21 PM. The alert will remain in effect through 6:00 PM Wednesday 5th May 2021.
Additional shower and thunderstorm activity is forecast through the remainder of the week, though peak inclement weather was initially forecast on Tuesday.
Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.
“Although periods of light rain are expected tonight (4th May), the intensity of the rainfall is forecast to increase during the early morning tomorrow (5th May). There is a medium chance of isolated thunderstorms but a high potential for intermittent, moderate to heavy rainfall to continue throughout the day. This increases the risk for localized flooding in areas so prone and can further exacerbate impacts from today’s rainfall activity. River levels in the main river courses are contained at this time but there is the likelihood that tributaries and smaller river courses can overflow their banks. Landslips may occur in areas so prone and gusty winds in excess of 45 km/hr may accommodate 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 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 Yellow. This means that the hazard is observed and you need 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.