Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) Extended for T&T Due To Tropical Wave 51, ITCZ

The Adverse Weather Alert

Strong thunderstorms and heavy showers occurred across T&T today as forecast, resulting from Tropical Wave 51 moving across the Lesser Antilles. As the ITCZ remains across T&T, a resurgence of activity is forecast after midnight through the morning, and again during the afternoon tomorrow. Heavier activity forecast to favor Eastern and Southern Trinidad, as well as Tobago through the morning, then across Western and Central Trinidad through the afternoon. A few afternoon thunderstorms may become severe, with activity subsiding by the evening.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has extended the Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Sunday evening at 6:48 PM, which went into effect at 6:08 AM Sunday 27th September 2020, and will remain in effect through 2:00 PM Monday 28th September 2020.

Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.

While many areas across Trinidad and Tobago would have experienced periods of showers and occasional thunderstorms today, conditions have now become settled across both islands. However, while a lull in activity is likely for the major part of the night, conditions will deteriorate again towards early morning with an increase in showers across many areas as well as isolated thunderstorm activity. As such, flash flooding and gusty winds in excess of 40 km/h can occur in areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms. There is also a possibility of land slips or land slides in areas so prone.” 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.

Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
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