Intense Showers, Thunderstorms Brings Funnel Cloud, Street & Flash Flooding to SW Trinidad

Flooding in the vicinity of VMCOTT rendered the Golconda Connector Road, heading towards Union Hall, temporarily impassable to most vehicles on Friday afternoon.

As of 3:00 PM, flooding is ongoing across parts of San Fernando and Debe as heavy showers and thunderstorms dumped in excess of 50 millimeters of rainfall inside 2 hours.

A funnel cloud was spotted across San Fernando at 1:30 PM, lasting no longer than 5 minutes. It was seen from parts of San Fernando, Union Hall and as far away as Ste. Madeline.

Another view of today’s Funnel Cloud spotted in San Fernando, from Union Hall.This cloud has dissipated, with heavy to violent rainfall ongoing in San Fernando and environs.https://ttweathercenter.com/severe-weather/tornadoes-waterspouts-funnel-clouds#funnel-clouds

Posted by Trinidad and Tobago Weather Center on Friday, November 15, 2019

As soon as the funnel cloud dissipated, heavy to violent rainfall descended across San Fernando and Gulf View, gradually moving towards the south and west.

Street and flash flooding along the Gulf Video Link Road, Gulf View.

Flash flooding in the vicinity of VMCOTT rendered the Golconda Connector Road, heading towards Union Hall, temporarily impassable to most vehicles.

Flash flooding along the Golconda Connector Road, VMCOTT, Union Hall

Street flooding has also been reported along Dehli Road, Fyzabad and along the S.S. Erin Road, Debe.

Street flooding along the S.S. Erin Road, Debe

Street flooding has also been reported along Lalbeharry Trace, Debe; Penal in several areas, including the Penal Rock Road, near Scott Road junction.

Street flooding along the Penal Rock Road, in the vicinity of Scott Road.

Heavy rainfall also caused street flooding at Gopaul Avenue, Gasparillo.

As we’ve stated over 6 days ago, “Strong wind shear is forecast to subside by Thursday, with low-level wind speeds also weakening. This will allow for hot and sunny early and mid-mornings to lead into showers and thunderstorms developing by the late morning through the afternoon. Intense activity will be possible, favoring Western and Northern Trinidad and Tobago, subsiding by the evening. Winds will be from the northeast, so heavier thunderstorms and showers will favor Southwestern Trinidad.

Light winds are forecast to continue through the weekend, so similar conditions are forecast.

As of the 3:00 PM Radar Image from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service, scattered moderate to heavy showers continue across Western Trinidad, with locally heavy rainfall persisting. Gusty winds, street/flash flooding likely in heavier showers and thunderstorms.
As of the 3:00 PM Radar Image from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service, scattered moderate to heavy showers continue across Western Trinidad, with locally heavy rainfall persisting. Gusty winds, street/flash flooding likely in heavier showers and thunderstorms.

As of the 3:00 PM Radar Image from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service, scattered moderate to heavy showers continue across Western Trinidad, with locally heavy rainfall persisting. Gusty winds, street/flash flooding likely in heavier showers and thunderstorms.

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