An active Intertropical Convergence Zone affected Trinidad and Tobago as forecast, producing torrential rainfall within 24 hours. Though no widespread rains are forecast into the weekend, isolated showers could produce localized flooding rainfall which may delay ongoing runoff.
From Thursday through Saturday. the main impacts include locally heavy rainfall that may trigger street or flash flooding as well as the ongoing riverine flooding, mainly across the South Oropouche, Caroni, and North Oropouche River Basins.
Localized gusty winds in excess of 45 KM/H and lightning may accompany thunderstorms and heavy to violent showers causing power dips/outages, downed trees, and localized wind damage. In elevated areas, there is also the potential for landslides.
The Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) has been discontinued for Trinidad while the Riverine Flood Alert (Yellow Level) is in effect for Trinidad until 6:00 PM Saturday from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. Trinidad and Tobago is not under a tropical storm watch or warning.
Be our eyes and ears on the ground and in the open as heavy rainfall affects the region! Let of know of your experience and if it is safe, capture a picture or video and send it to us on our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or WhatsApp.