Adverse Weather Alert Discontinued, Showers & Thunderstorms Still Possible

Adverse Weather Alert Discontinued

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has discontinued the Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) for Trinidad and Tobago as, according to the TTMS, there is low potential for impactful weather. Model guidance continues to show isolated showers and thunderstorms overnight tonight mainly in T&T’s coastal waters and north of the country, with possible strong to severe thunderstorms tomorrow across the northern half of Trinidad as Tropical Wave 11 moves across the country.

According to the TTMS, “While the Tropical Wave continues to affect Trinidad and Tobago with cloudy conditions and periods of light rain/ showers, there is a low potential for impactful weather. There remains a low to medium chance (20% to 40%) of isolated thunderstorms favouring Tobago and Northern Trinidad as the wave passes the islands overnight into tomorrow.

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning.

The color of the alert indicates the severity of the event and the probability of the event occurring. Currently, the alert level is at Green, as the discontinuation was issued but the certainty is possible.

At this level, there is negligible impact on human safety, assets are basically undamaged and income earning potential is unaffected. However, for the current alert level, moderate impacts are still possible. 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 assess your environment for safety concerns, don’t take unnecessary risks, remain vigilant and continue to monitor official sources for information.

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

Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

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