As forecast, showers and thunderstorms continue to affect T&T, though weather conditions have been improving across Tobago substantially. Across Trinidad, moisture and instability remains hence the alert has been maintained for Trinidad while discontinued for Tobago
The Adverse Weather Alert
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has updated the Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Wednesday morning at 10:10 AM. 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 with a secondary, but more intense peak, forecast late Friday into Saturday.
Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.
“Weather conditions are gradually improving over Trinidad and has substantially improved over Tobago. There is still a 60% chance of moderate to heavy rainfall and a lower chance of an isolated thunderstorm, for Trinidad over the course of the day. This additional rainfall may however further exacerbate the localized flooding currently being experienced in some areas. While river levels in the main river courses continue to be contained at this time, landslips may occur in areas so prone and gusty winds in excess of 45 km/hr may 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 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. The Met Office is also advising the public to not venture into floodwaters. Residents in the vicinity of river courses must be mindful of river levels.