While the Adverse Weather Alert is set to be discontinued for T&T at 2:00 PM today (Thursday), the ITCZ is forecast to linger across the country through the next few days, with potentially periods of heavy rainfall affecting mainly southern and eastern halves of Trinidad, as well as western coastal areas and to a lesser extent, Tobago through the weekend. However, Saharan Dust and Vog will be present, limiting cloud development.
Adverse Weather Alert Discontinued
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued a discontinuation of the Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) for Trinidad and Tobago, according to the TTMS, the threat of significant, impactful weather has diminished.
According to the TTMS, “Impactful rainfall activity has decreased significantly. Some areas may still experience occasional light to moderate showers/rain overnight.“
Trinidad and Tobago is NOT under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning.
The color of the Adverse Weather 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 likely. Light to moderate showers are still possible, with the low chance of a thunderstorm which can produce street/flash flooding.
At this level, there is negligible impact on human safety, assets are basically undamaged and income earning potential is unaffected.
The Met Office is advising the public to monitor weather conditions and continue to monitor official sources for information, and follow the instructions of government officials.