Hazardous Seas Alert Discontinued

The Hazardous Seas Alert Discontinuation

The Hazardous Seas Alert has been discontinued for Trinidad and Tobago as seas in open waters have returned to below 2.5 meters. Waves above 2.5 meters are considered rough.

While long-period swells are on the decline, larger than usual waves are possible in nearshore areas through tonight across Northern Trinidad and coastal areas of Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning.

Based on the latest model guidance and analysis, rough seas, due to wind-driven waves, have subsided with slight to moderate seas continuing in Trinidad and Tobago’s waters through next week.

Information from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service concerning the Hazardous Seas Alert Discontinuation

“Low-level winds have weakened, improving sea conditions. Based on official reports, the sea state is now moderate, with wave heights up to 2.5m in open waters.” according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. This “alert discontinuation” status takes into account the possibility of the event occurring. This event, with moderate seas, has been observed.

The color of the alert indicates the severity of the event and the probability of the event occurring. Currently, the alert level is at green. This means that there is now a negligible impact on human safety and assets are basically undamaged.

Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
Green Level TTMS
Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

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