Sea Forecast: Spring Tides End On Sunday

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 Monday.

There are no sea-based alerts, watches, or warnings from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service for Trinidad and Tobago at this time. An Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) goes into effect for northern Trinidad and Tobago from 5:00 AM Saturday, August 13th, 2022, and remains in effect through 6:00 PM Sunday, August 14th, 2022.

Seas Forecast For Trinidad and Tobago

Sea state forecast through the next seven days, as slight to 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).
Sea state forecast through the next seven days, as slight to 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).

Seas are forecast to be slight to moderate over the next seven days. Waves in open waters are forecast to be generally between 1.0 and 1.25 meters until late Tuesday, where open water waves increase to 1.5 meters and then up to 2.0 meters from Wednesday. 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 the first half of 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 or exceed 25 knots, particularly on 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.

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

Saharan Dust is also forecast to fluctuate at varying concentrations over the weekend, increasing from Monday. Increased dust haze may reduce horizontal visibility offshore.

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