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 eastern areas of the country, gradually and slowly moving west. Overall higher rainfall accumulations are forecast to remain east and offshore Trinidad.
Still, periods of heavy rainfall may trigger highly localized street or flash flooding, favoring Trinidad, over the next 12-18 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.
Landslides are possible across Southern Trinidad, the Northern Range, and Tobago and lightning will accompany thunderstorms. Funnel clouds and waterspouts are possible, but at this time, remain unlikely.
An Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) has been issued for Trinidad, offshore areas, and to a lesser extent Tobago. The alert went 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 to continue 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.
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