The Adverse Weather Alert
As forecast, strong thunderstorms are now affecting parts of Central and Northern Trinidad.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Tuesday afternoon at 1:03 PM, which went into effect at 12:40 PM Tuesday 1st September 2020 and will remain in effect through 6:00 PM Tuesday 1st September 2020.
Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.
“There is a high potential for the development of heavy to intense showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon, which can result in rapid street or flash flooding. Winds may gust in excess of 45 km/hr in the vicinity of thunderstorms.” according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. This “alert” status takes into account the possibility of the event occurring. This adverse weather event is very likely.
The color of the alert indicates the severity of the event and the probability of the event occurring. Currently, the alert level is at Yellow. This means that the hazard is possible to be aware of the impacts of Street/Flash Flooding and Gusty Winds in your area. Areas prone to landslides should also be aware of the hazard and impacts.