Spring Tides, Slight Seas Forecast Over Next Several Days

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 to continue into early next week 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.

Seas Forecast For Trinidad and Tobago

Sea state forecast through the next seven days, as slight 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 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 into next week. Waves in open waters are forecast to be generally between 0.5 and 1.25 meters through the weekend into next week. 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 0 to 15 knots from generally the south to the northeast. Gusts during this period are forecast to reach 20 knots, accompanying isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms.

Spring tides have begun on August 24th, 2022, and are forecast to continue through August 30th, 2022. These are higher than usual high tides and lower than usual low tides which may increase the risk of rip currents. Spring tides may also lead to slower runoff of floodwaters and slower decrease of river levels as a result of forecast heavy rainfall.

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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 upcoming week, increasing from Monday. Increased dust haze may reduce horizontal visibility offshore.

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