Feeder bands associated with Tropical Storm Elsa are forecast to affect Trinidad and Tobago from after midnight tonight and continue through Saturday morning. Peak inclement weather is forecast after midnight Thursday through Friday afternoon, and again Friday night into early Saturday morning.
The Adverse Weather Alert
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued the Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) on Thursday afternoon at 3:23 PM. The alert will go into effect from 8:00 PM Friday 2nd July 2021 through 12:00 PM Saturday 3rd July 2021.
Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.
“Periods of rain and showers of varying intensities, are expected mainly overnight (Friday 2nd July 2021/Saturday 3rd July 2021), with a 70% (high) chance of thunderstorm activity. Gusty winds in excess of 55 km/hr may be experienced especially in the vicinity of downpours and localized flooding is highly likely. Seas can become agitated at times, 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 likely.
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.