The Adverse Weather Alert
Even with abundant moisture and favorable atmospheric conditions, shower and thunderstorm activity has mostly remained to our east due to strong wind shear from the northwest and west. Tropcial Wave 64 is now well west of T&T.
Models continue to show a favorable atmospheric setup for cloudy skies, showers, and thunderstorms due to a favorably positioned upper-level trough east of the islands. However, strong wind shear remains, so higher rainfall totals will continue to favor Eastern Trinidad and Tobago through mid-week.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Sunday afternoon at 3:47 PM, which will go into effect at 2:00 AM Monday 16th November 2020, and will remain in effect through 5:00 PM Monday 16th November 2020, though this may be extended as severe weather is possible into Tuesday with the passage of Tropical Wave 64
Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.
“Periods of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely, especially over Tobago and eastern areas of Trinidad. Street/flash flooding and gusty winds are likely to occur during this event and landslips may also occur in areas that are susceptible.” 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 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.