Tropical Wave 68 is forecast to move across Trinidad and Tobago overnight Monday into Tuesday 26th November, bringing periods of showers and thunderstorms. This may trigger street and flash flooding; downed trees, utility poles, and lines; landslides/landslips; power outages and gusty winds in excess of 60 KM/H. Live updates for this inclement weather event has ended
6:15 PM Tuesday 26th November 2019
Isolated showers are affecting parts of Northern and Central Trinidad as well as Tobago, while scattered showers, thunderstorms and light to moderate rain are ongoing across Southeastern Trinidad. Additional heavier showers and thunderstorms are approaching northeastern Trinidad. Gusty winds, locally heavy showers remain the main hazards.
4:10 PM Tuesday 26th November 2019
The Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) has been extended through 10 AM Wednesday. Note that thunderstorms may continue into Wednesday afternoon, past the 10 AM end of the alert. Gusty winds (>55 KM/H), street/flash flooding, landslides possible.
3:45 PM Tuesday 26th November 2019
Showers and thunderstorms are moving across parts of Eastern Trinidad, briskly moving westward. Sustained winds of 30 KM/H are being reported in El Reposo and Sangre Grande, NE Trinidad. Activity to spread across the remainder of Trinidad over the next 60-90 minutes.
We’re still awaiting the TTMS update on whether the Adverse Weather Alert will be discontinued or extended. It officially ends at 4:00 PM.
3:20 PM Tuesday 26th November 2019
Brisk moving showers and thunderstorms continue to produce locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds across Trinidad. Additional showers and thunderstorms are now approaching both islands from the east. Gusty winds up to 60 KM/H possible.
The Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) remains in effect from the TTMS until 4:00 PM. We await their update on whether it is discontinued or extended, as showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for tonight through Wednesday.
2:30 PM Tuesday 26th November 2019
Gusty winds continue to move across Trinidad, accompanied by locally heavy showers. A wind gust of 49.9 KM/H and sustained winds of 42.6 KM/H was recorded at Mt. St. Benedict at 2:29 PM. In Central Trinidad, at Longdenville, a wind gust of 38.6 KM/H with sustained winds of 17.7 KM/H occurred at 2:30 PM.
2:14 PM Tuesday 26th November 2019
Gusty winds are moving across Trinidad, as showers and thunderstorms affect the island. At 2:14 PM, a wind gust of 48 KM/H was recorded at Piarco and sustained winds of 22 KM/H. There have been reports of downed trees in Couva and Point Fortin.
2:00 PM Tuesday 26th November 2019
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are now moving across parts of Trinidad. Locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds up to 55 KM/H possible. Cloudy conditions persist elsewhere.
12:00 PM Tuesday 26th November 2019
The axis of Tropical Wave 68 is now west of Trinidad and Tobago, with isolated showers and thunderstorms continuing to mainly affect the Southern and Eastern halves of Trinidad. Isolated activity is ongoing elsewhere, interrupting cloudy skies.
Mostly cloudy skies are forecast to persist across both islands through the afternoon, with isolated to scattered showers across both islands and thunderstorms favoring Trinidad, particularly the southern half of the island.
11:15 AM Tuesday 25th November 2019
5:45 AM Tuesday 26th November 2019
The axis of Tropical Wave 68 is now moving across Trinidad and Tobago. Moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and thunderstorms are nearing and moving across both islands. The main hazards are reduced visibility on the roadways, locally heavy rainfall triggering street/flash flooding, gusty winds up to and in excess of 60 KM/H and frequent lightning.
11:00 PM Monday 25th November 2019
The axis of Tropical Wave 68 is just east of Trinidad and Tobago, along 58/59W, extending from 15N southward, morning west at 15 knots. This axis of the tropical wave is forecast to move across the region overnight, with much of the active weather to follow on Tuesday.
4:00 PM Monday 25th November 2019.
As we’ve forecast since Saturday, Tropical Wave 68 is forecast to traverse the region on Tuesday, bringing gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall. Because of this, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) at 4:00 PM Monday as Tropical Wave 68 nears the Southern Windwards.
9:15 AM Monday 25th November 2019
Strong winds shear continues to cause convective activity (showers, thunderstorms) associated with Tropical Wave 68 to collapse, causing gust fronts or outflow boundaries (as seen by curved-shaped bands of clouds racing ahead of the large expanse of cloudiness) as gusty winds from convective activity spread horizontally, westward.
These gust fronts may serve as triggers for showers and thunderstorms across T&T later today, bringing gusty winds up to 60 KM/H.
6:45 AM Monday 25th November 2019
The axis of Tropical Wave 68 is approaching T&T, forecast to traverse the area on Tuesday. Showers, thunderstorms forecast to increase Monday afternoon, interrupting partly cloudy skies. Street/flash flooding, gusty winds up to 55 KM/H possible.