Adverse Weather Alert Updated For T&T, Moderate Impacts Very Likely

As forecast, showers and thunderstorms are expected to affect T&T from midnight Friday 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.

Update: The TTMS has also issued a Riverine Flood Alert for Northern and Central Trinidad from 8:00 PM Friday 4th June 2021 to 12:00 PM Sunday 6th June 2021.

The Adverse Weather Alert

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has updated the Adverse Weather Alert (#1) Yellow Level on Friday morning at 9:22 AM. The new alert will go into effect at 9:25 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 is producing periods of rainfall of varying intensities as well as isolated thunderstorms mainly across Trinidad and to a lesser extent Tobago. These conditions are forecast to continue intermittently today and into tomorrow (5th June 2021). 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 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, 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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