Live Updates – Tropical Wave 06 (Now West of T&T)

Tropical Wave 06 is forecast to move across Trinidad and Tobago on June 8th into June 9th, 2020. Based on model guidance as of Monday night, this is not forecast to be an inclement weather event. However, heavier showers are still forecast to favor Eastern and Northern Trinidad, as well as Tobago. Live Updates for this tropical wave have ended.

Keeping Our Eyes on TW07 & Saharan Dust

2:30 PM Tuesday 9th June 2020



Overcast Skies Across Trinidad as Thunderstorms Affect The Islands

1:40 PM Tuesday 9th May 2020



Thunderstorms Begin Across Trinidad

1:00 PM Tuesday 9th June 2020

As forecast, isolated thunderstorms have begun across Trinidad, with isolated activity possible across Tobago this afternoon.

Locally heavy rainfall, accompanied by gusty winds in excess of 55 KM/H, may trigger street/flash flooding across parts of Trinidad. Frequent lightning and gusty winds may cause power dips in localized areas. Gusty winds may also down weaker trees and damage weaker structures and roofs.



Adverse Weather Alert Discontinued
Thunderstorms Remain In The Forecast

10:04 AM Tuesday 9th June 2020

The Adverse Weather Alert has been discontinued as the impactful weather remained offshore but showers and thunderstorms are likely after midday, favoring Trinidad.

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A Tale Of A Changing Forecast

8:00 AM Tuesday 9th June 2020

Over the last 24 hours, we’ve seen activity east of Trinidad and Tobago, associated with Tropical Wave 06 fall apart and overall accumulated precipiations decrease across Trinidad and Tobago from the GFS, one of the top leading global models.

The GFS until 2:00 AM, was inline with much of the other global models based on rainfall accumulations and thunderstorm activity, except most notably the EMCWF.

GFS Forecast for Accumulated Total Precipiation over the last 24 hours. (Meteologix)
GFS Forecast for Accumulated Total Precipiation over the last 24 hours. (Meteologix)

Because of these changes, it is unlikely inclement weather may occur across Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, barring isolated afternoon thunderstorms similar to Monday – favoring Western and hilly areas. It is also likely that the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service will discontinue the Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level), returning to green.

The axis of this tropical wave moved across the islands without much fanfare, but lingering moisture and instability may trigger a few isolated thunderstorms and showers this afternoon.

Our forecast for today: Barring the odd isolated early to mid-morning showers across both islands, a mostly sunny start to Tuesday is forecast. Moisture lingering behind Tropical Wave 06 will continue to move across Trinidad and Tobago, fueling afternoon isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms, favoring the Trinidad and hilly areas, interrupting partly to mostly cloudy skies. 

Thunderstorm chances are medium to high. As abundant low-level moisture is forecast to continue moving across Trinidad and Tobago, sea-breeze convergence, daytime heating, and orographic effects are forecast to trigger showers and isolated thunderstorms after midday through the afternoon. Activity will be moving from the southeast to the northwest.

Activity is forecast to settle by the evening, with mostly cloudy skies.

Gusty winds, up to 55 KM/H, and street flooding are possible in heavy to violent showers and isolated thunderstorms. Seas to remain slight to moderate, with waves up to 1.5 meters in open waters and near calm in sheltered areas but may become choppy during heavy showers and thunderstorms.



Isolated Downpours Remain Very Isolated

12:00 AM Tuesday 9th June 2020

Even with the street flooding across parts of Northern Trinidad, heavy rainfall remained highly isolated on Monday with few areas receiving any rainfall across both islands.



Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) For Tuesday

4:30 PM Monday 8th June 2020

An Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) will go into effect 4:00 AM Tuesday, with showers and thunderstorms associated with Tropical Wave 06 forecast to begin after midnight tonight.

Street/flash flooding, gusty winds in excess of 60 KM/H likely in heavy showers and thunderstorms.

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Street Flooding Across Trincity

Monday 8th June 2020

Street flooding across Trincity Boulevard, Trincity earlier this afternoon following an isolated thunderstorm. https://ttweathercenter.com/live-updates-tropical-wave-06/

Posted by Trinidad and Tobago Weather Center on Monday, June 8, 2020


Isolated Thunderstorm Affecting Parts of South, Central Trinidad

3:20 PM Monday 8th June 2020

Another isolated thunderstorm has developed, now across the south and central areas of the the Western half of Trinidad. Peak lightning counts up to 60 strikes per minute are ongoing, with over 1,077 strikes in the last hour, as of 3:20 PM. 511 strikes have been dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.

Power dips, frequent lightning, gusty winds and street/flash flooding are all possible as this isolated thunderstorm persist through the next 30-45 minutes.

39 lightning strikes detected between 3:18 PM and 3:19 PM across Trinidad.
39 lightning strikes detected between 3:18 PM and 3:19 PM across Trinidad.


Street Flooding Ongoing Across East-West Corridor

3:00 PM Monday 8th June 2020

An isolated thunderstorm is affecting parts of the East-West Corridor, with street flooding ongoing across parts of Oropune, Piarco and Trincity.



Sea Breeze Convergence Trigger Showers, Thunderstorms Across Trinidad

2:00 PM Monday 8th June 2020

As we move through the Wet Season, afternoon showers and thunderstorms across Western and hilly areas will become a staple in the forecast due to sea breeze convergence.

This type of development form slow-moving downpours and thunderstorms, which frequently trigger street and flash flooding during the Wet Season.



Tropical Wave 06 Nears T&T
Conditions to Deteriorate Later This Evening

1:45 PM Monday 8th June 2020

A tropical wave is producing isolated to scattered showers east of Trinidad and Tobago, moving westward. Conditions are forecast to deteriorate this evening with increasing cloudiness and showers.

Our forecast for today: Barring the odd isolated early to mid-morning showers across both islands, a mostly sunny start to Monday is forecast. Moisture ahead of Tropical Wave 06 is forecast to begin moving across Trinidad and Tobago after midday, fueling afternoon isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms, favoring the Western half of Trinidad and hilly areas, interrupting partly to mostly cloudy skies. 

Thunderstorm chances remain low to medium. As abundant low-level moisture is forecast to continue moving across Trinidad and Tobago, sea-breeze convergence, daytime heating, and orographic effects are forecast to trigger showers and isolated thunderstorms during the late morning through the afternoon.

Activity is forecast to settle by the evening, with cloudiness increasing. Isolated showers are forecast to develop after nightfall, with isolated thunderstorms possible after midnight. No significant rainfall is expected at this time.

Gusty winds, up to 55 KM/H, and street flooding are possible in heavy to violent showers and isolated thunderstorms. Seas to remain slight to moderate, with waves up to 1.5 meters in open waters and near calm in sheltered areas but may become choppy during heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Tropical Wave 06 East of Trinidad and Tobago (RAMMB/CIRA)
Tropical Wave 06 East of Trinidad and Tobago (RAMMB/CIRA)


Tropical Wave 06 To Bring Unsettled Weather To T&T

Sunday 7th June 2020

Over the next 7 days, three tropical waves are forecast to traverse Trinidad and Tobago. While heavy rainfall is possible on Tuesday, none of these waves are expected to bring widespread severe weather (at this time).



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