The Adverse Weather Alert
Strong thunderstorms and heavy showers are forecast, mainly for the northern half of Trinidad. Tropical Storm Paulette remains thousands of kilometers to our northeast, but a surface to low-level trough extending from the tropical cyclone continues to affect our wind regime and moisture levels. Hence, another day of light southerly winds, to at times southwesterly winds, are forecast. Combined with strong daytime heating, isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible, mainly across Northern and Eastern halves of Trinidad by the late morning, through the afternoon.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Friday morning at 11:20 AM, which went into effect at 12:00 PM Friday 11th September 2020 and will remain in effect through 5:00 PM Friday 11th September 2020.
Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.
“There is a high potential for heavy to intense showers/thunderstorms to develop by midday into the afternoon , which can result in rapid street/flash flooding. Gusty winds in excess of 50 km/h are likely in the vicinity of heavy downpours.” 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.