Live Updates – Hazardous Seas, Gusty Winds Affect Eastern Caribbean

A strong high-pressure system is affecting the Lesser Antilles, producing gusty winds across Trinidad and Tobago up to 70 KM/H and up to 80 KM/H across elevated areas elsewhere. These strong winds are agitating seas, with waves up to 3.5 meters in T&T’s coastal waters and up to 4.0 meters elsewhere. Gusty winds may cause downed trees, utility poles, and lines; landslides/landslips; power outages and roof damage. Light objects and material outdoors may become airborne.


11:43 AM Tuesday 14th January 2020

Gusty winds are moving across Trinidad for another day as a line of showers affect the island. A wind gust of 43 KM/H and sustained winds of 22 KM/H were recorded at Piarco International Airport at 11:43 AM.

A low-level trough is affecting the Lesser Antilles. Favorable conditions will be in place over the next 24-48 hours, hence, this is the beginning of a 2-day heavy rainfall event. Up to 50 millimeters possible across the Eastern half of Trinidad, with isolated totals up 75 millimeters. Street/flash flooding possible, particularly on Wednesday and Thursday.

11:45 AM Tuesday 14th January 2020 Radar Image from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.
11:45 AM Tuesday 14th January 2020 Radar Image from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.


2:30 PM Monday 13th January 2020

In addition to the wind damage in Carlsen Field and Chin Chin, there are confirmed reports of a roof blown off a home along Teelucksingh Street, off West Boundary Street, California.

A tree as also fallen along Saddle Road, blocking one lane of traffic. Expect traffic delays.



2:00 PM Monday 13th January 2020

At least two homes are damaged as gusty winds moved across parts of Central Trinidad at approximately 12:50 PM and 1:00 PM.

Wind gusts up to 50 KM/H were recorded across parts of Central and Northern Trinidad, causing a tree to collapse on a home on Kernaham Trace, Chin Chin. Reportedly, two persons were injured and two narrowly escaped. Officials from the Disaster Management Unit and the Councillor for the area, Balmati Gosyne, were alerted and the DMU is en route.

In a separate incident, a roof has been blown off a home along Valley Trace, off Pipecon Road, Carlsen Field.



11:34 AM Monday 13th January 2020

A wind gust of 48 KM/H with sustained winds of 28 KM/H was recorded at Piarco, accompanying a shower.



10:27 AM Monday 13th January 2020

A wind gust of 48 KM/H with sustained winds of 15 KM/H was recorded at Piarco, accompanying a shower.



9:00 AM Monday 13th January 2020

Gusty winds continue on Monday with a gust of 43 KM/H and sustained winds of 19 KM/H recorded at Piarco, accompanying showers.



5:00 PM Saturday 11th January 2020

Gusty winds on Friday caused damage across Trinidad and Tobago, rendering a number of roadways impassable, damaging a school, a home, one vehicle and a number of power lines, causing up to 15 power outages across the country.



8:00 PM Friday 10th January 2020

A wind gust of 59 KM/H and sustained winds of 11 KM/H were recorded at Piarco International Airport, ahead of approaching showers.



5:16 PM Friday 10th January 2020

A wind gust of 67 KM/H and sustained winds of 15 KM/H were recorded at Piarco International Airport, ahead of approaching showers.



3:00 PM Friday 10th January 2020

The Southern Main Road in the vicinity of Vessigny is temporarily impassable as a line of showers, accompanied by gusty winds up to 75 KM/H downed a tree across the roadway. Seek alternate routes.

Downed tree along the Southern Main Road in the vicinity of Vessigny as of 3 PM Friday, resulting from gusty winds moving through the area.
Downed tree along the Southern Main Road in the vicinity of Vessigny as of 3 PM Friday, resulting from gusty winds moving through the area.


2:40 PM Friday 10th January 2020

Wind gusts in excess of 70 KM/H occurring with a line of showers moving across Trinidad. A wind gust of 72 KM/H was recorded at 2:31 PM at Piarco, with sustained winds of 35 KM/H. Winds have breached roofs in some homes in Arima and Malabar.



2:35 PM Friday 10th January 2020

A line of isolated moderate to heavy showers is moving across Trinidad, with isolated showers across Tobago. Gusty winds up to 70 KM/H possible, capable of producing minor wind damage. These showers are forecast to move across the western half of Trinidad within the next 30-45 minutes.

2:30 PM Radar Image from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service as a line of showers move across Trinidad, with isolated showers elsewhere.
2:30 PM Radar Image from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service as a line of showers move across Trinidad, with isolated showers elsewhere.


2:10 PM Friday 10th January 2020

Gusty winds up to 70 KM/H possible, accompanying showers across both islands. These winds are capable of downing trees, causing roof damage, toppling potted plants and making light objects and material outdoors airborne.



1:45 PM Friday 10th January 2020

Wind gusts up to 70 KM/H are ongoing across Trinidad and Tobago. A wind gust of 63 KM/H was recorded at Piarco at 1:08 PM.



1:30 PM Friday 10th January 2020

A wind gust of 58.7 KM/H was recorded at 12:24 PM in Downtown Scarborough. These gusty winds have downed trees in Tobago, with a downed tree onto the Claude Noel Highway in the vicinity of FT Farfan.

FALLEN TREE ON CLAUDE NOEL HIGHWAY. Photos: TEMA

Motorists are advised to proceed in this area with caution since the road is partially blocked.


1:15 PM Friday 10th January 2020

In addition to the Hazardous Seas Alert in effect for Trinidad and Tobago, several other islands across the Lesser Antilles have advisories in effect, including Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Maarten and Antigua and Barbuda.


1:00 PM Friday 10th January 2020

Waves up to 3.5 meters (11-12 feet) have been observed in T&T’s waters. The Hazardous Seas Alert has been extended through Wed. 15th Jan. 2020.



11:45 AM Friday 10th January 2020

Sustained winds are on the increase, with wind gusts up to 60 KM/H still possible across Trinidad and Tobago through next week.



11:16 PM Thursday 8th January 2020

Gusty winds have begun to affect Trinidad and Tobago, generally accompanying showers. Wind gusts up to 60 KM/H possible across T&T through next week.



3:00 PM Wednesday 8th January 2020

A Hazardous Seas Alert has now been issued by the TTMS beginning 8 PM Thursday 9th Jan. through 2 PM Tuesday 14th Jan.



2:00 PM Tuesday 7th January 2020

Rough Seas forecast to begin on Thursday as a combination of strong winds, long-period swells and spring tides affect the region, including Trinidad and Tobago.


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