Occasionally Choppy, Moderate Seas Forecast Due To Increased Winds

Seas are forecast to remain near normal for this time of year over the next week. However, low-level winds are forecast to increase following the passage of Tropical Wave 04 which may cause occasionally choppy seas.

In addition, a moderate to high concentration surge of Saharan Dust is set to reduce horizontal visibility offshore, creating unsafe conditions for smaller crafts by the weekend.

While an Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) is in effect for T&T until 2:00 PM Friday, June 3rd, 2022, there are no marine alerts, watches, or warnings in effect from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service at this time.

Seas Forecast For Trinidad and Tobago

Sea state forecast through the next seven days, as moderate seas are forecast. Note that sheltered areas include bays, beaches, and generally the Gulf of Paria and western areas of the Columbus Channel in Trinidad and the western coasts of Tobago. Open waters are the Atlantic Ocean (Eastern Trinidad and Tobago), the Eastern Columbus Channel (Southern Trinidad), and the Caribbean Sea (north of Trinidad, west of Tobago).

In sheltered areas, waves are forecast to be near or below 1.0 meters with occasionally choppy conditions due to forecast heavy showers or thunderstorm activity.

Winds are forecast to be moderate to fresh through the next several days, with sustained winds between 15 to 20 knots from the southeast to the northeast but gusts as high as 30 knots.

Generally, seas in open waters will remain moderate through the next seven days. In open waters, waves are forecast to generally be up to 2.0 meters through next week, becoming occasionally above 2.0 meters by Monday.

Tidal forecast for Port of Spain, Trinidad (above) and Scarborough, Tobago (below) courtesy Tide-Forecast.com

As early as late Friday, June 3rd, 2022, a surge of Saharan Dust will begin to affect T&T. Dust haze will gradually diminish into the weekend. Still, horizontal visibility may dip as low as 7 kilometers outside of shower or thunderstorm activity.

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