Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) Issued For Tuesday

Key Messages:
— An Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level is in effect from 4:00 AM Tuesday through 2:00 PM Tuesday 9th June 2020 for both Trinidad and Tobago.
Overall rainfall accumulations have increased for the next 24 hour period from our last updateShowers and thunderstorms are forecast to begin overnight tonight and continue through Tuesday afternoon. Generally, overall totals (beginning midnight Tuesday) through Tuesday evening are forecast to record 20-35 millimeters, up to 50 millimeters in isolated thunderstorms or heavy/violent downpours. There is an elevated threat of street flooding, lesser so flash flooding.
— Seas will remain slight, up to 1.5 meters in open waters and near calm in sheltered areas but occasionally rough or choppy during thunderstorms or heavy/violent showers.
— Gusty winds in excess of 60 KM/H possible, particularly on Tuesday. Winds of this strength will produce wind damage including downed trees, utility poles, and roof damage. Localized power outages possible.
Landslides possible in elevated areas, but due to the lack of persisting heavy rainfall, this threat is low.

The Adverse Weather Alert

As we’ve been monitoring, the axis of Tropical Wave 06 is forecast to move across Trinidad and Tobago today, forecast to bring periods of rain, showers, and isolated thunderstorms. Weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate overnight as the active weather following the wave axis moves across Tobago this evening and Trinidad through tomorrow. Because of this, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service issued an Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level at 4:36 PM Monday.

The alert will begin at 4:00 AM Tuesday 9th June 2020 and continues through 2:00 PM Tuesday 9th June 2020.

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT under any tropical storm watch or warning AT THIS TIME.

Based on the latest model guidance and analysis, severe weather is forecast to begin after midnight, continuing through tomorrow evening with isolated showers and light rain possible through the night.

Information from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service concerning the Adverse Weather Alert for June 9th 2020

There is 70% chance of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms associated with the passage of a Tropical Wave. This activity is expected to peak during early morning tomorrow (9th June 2020). Street flooding is likely in heavy downpours and gusty winds in excess of 60 km/hr can accompany showers and 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 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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