Trinidad and Tobago is forecast to experience slight to near-calm seas over the next seven days as the pressure gradient across the region slackens, allowing for light winds. Increased tidal fluctuations are forecast through Sunday due to Spring Tides. Saharan Dust may also reduce horizontal visibility from next Monday.
There are no alerts, watches, or warnings from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service for Trinidad and Tobago at this time.
Seas Forecast For Trinidad and Tobago
Seas are forecast to be slight over the next seven days. Waves in open waters are forecast to be generally between 1.0 and 1.25 meters. In sheltered areas, waves are forecast to be near calm, becoming occasionally choppy in heavy showers or thunderstorms, particularly within the Gulf of Paria
Winds are forecast to be gentle to light through next week with sustained winds between 5 to 15 knots from generally the southeast to the northeast. Gusts during this period are forecast to reach 25 knots, particularly from Sunday, associated with isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms.
Spring tides began on August 7th, 2022, and are forecast to continue through August 14th, 2022. These are higher than usual high tides and lower than usual low tides which may increase the risk of rip currents. Two drownings were already reported on Sunday, the first day of this Spring Tide event.
How to spot a rip current
Saharan Dust is also forecast to fluctuate at varying concentrations throughout the week into the weekend. Increased dust haze may reduce horizontal visibility offshore.