The passage of a tropical wave, with trailing moisture, and the Intertropical Convergence Zone are forecast to bring adverse weather. Heavier rainfall is forecast to initially affect Tobago and generally remain north and east of T&T.
Still, periods of heavy rainfall may trigger highly localized street or flash flooding, favoring Tobago, over the next 18 hours. Additional impacts include increased sustained winds, with wind gusts in excess of 55 KM/H possible. Winds of this strength may cause power dips/outages, downed trees, and localized wind damage.
An Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) has been issued for Tobago, offshore areas, and to a lesser extent Trinidad. The alert will go into effect from 4:00 AM through 6:00 AM Wednesday from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.
From Tuesday night through Friday, large, battering waves are also forecast due to long-period swells affecting T&T’s coastlines. A Hazardous Seas Alert (Yellow Level) is in effect from 11:00 PM Tuesday through 2:00 PM Friday. The alert was issued for nearshore areas of Tobago as well as northern and western sheltered areas of Trinidad.
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 inclement weather 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.