Adverse Weather Alert Issued For T&T Due To Tropical Wave 05

As forecast, showers and thunderstorms are expected to affect T&T from tonight through Saturday due to the passage of Tropical Wave 05 and an overall favorable atmosphere. The main hazards are heavy rainfall and gusty winds favoring Trinidad

The Adverse Weather Alert

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Thursday afternoon at 4:47 PM. The alert will go effect at 12:00 AM Friday 4th June 2021 and will remain in effect through 12:00 PM Saturday 5th June 2021.

Additional shower and thunderstorm activity are forecast Sunday through Tuesday, though peak inclement weather is forecast during the alert period.

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

A Tropical Wave currently located just to the east of Trinidad and Tobago is expected to produce periods of rain and showers of varying intensities, from around midnight tonight and continuing to Saturday 05th June 2021. There is a 70% (high) chance of thunderstorm activity associated with the passage of this Tropical Wave. This activity is expected to impact mainly Trinidad and, to a lesser extent, parts of Tobago. Gusty winds in excess of 55 km/hr may be experienced, especially in the vicinity of showers/thunderstorms, and some localized flooding is 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 possible.

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 likely, but the severity of impacts is moderate for this particular alert. You should be aware of the hazards in your area associated with gusty winds in excess of 55 KM/H, street and flash flooding as well as landslides.

For a moderate Adverse Weather Alert, there is the potential for possible injuries, where behavioral changes are required to ensure safety. There may be minor damage to property, with income-earning temporarily disrupted and a couple of communities are affected

The Met Office is advising the public to monitor weather conditions and updates from official sources

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