9:45AM Tuesday 22nd January 2019: Low Level Cloud Patches to Bring Isolated Showers Today Across Mainly Southern Trinidad, Isolated Showers Across T&T During the Week, Interrupting Sunny Skies. Long Period Swell Event Expected on Thursday for T&T
Low level cloud patches, resulting to convergence on the western side of a ridge of high pressure in the Eastern Atlantic, are moving across parts of Southern and Eastern Trinidad, bringing isolated to scattered showers and party to mostly cloudy skies.
These showers and cloudy periods will initially favor Southern areas of Trinidad, interrupting mostly sunny skies. However, additional cloud patches are likely to move across parts of Northern Trinidad and Tobago later this evening into tonight, bringing some cloudy periods.
A similar set up will persist throughout the week, as the Eastern Atlantic high-pressure system remains the dominant feature, progressing westward into the Central Atlantic by the end of the week.
Trinidad and Tobago, as well as much of the Eastern Caribbean is expected to experience a long period swell event this week. Specifically, for Trinidad and Tobago, waves in open waters are likely to be between 2.0- and 2.5-meters Thursday through Sunday, with peak long period swells occurring on Thursday. A hazardous seas alert may be posted from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service in the coming days.
Maximum temperatures are forecast to be 31-32°C across both islands. Lows are expected to be 22-25°C across Trinidad and Tobago through the week. Interior parts of the islands may see temperatures dip below 22°C.
Seas, until Thursday, will be slight to moderate with waves up to 2.0 meters in open waters, and calm in sheltered areas. E winds are expected, between 15-20 knots.