Weather Forecast (Next 24 Hours)
As of 9:30 AM Thursday 23rd May 2019, partly cloudy skies are occurring across Trinidad and Tobago. As the day progresses, isolated showers are forecast to develop, mainly across Trinidad, with isolated heavy showers forecast to favor Southwestern Trinidad. There is also the very low chance of a thunderstorm, predominantly across Southwestern Trinidad, near the La Brea – Point Fortin area. Showers are forecast to subside by the evening, leading to a mostly settled night, with the odd isolated shower.
An Atlantic high-pressure system continues to dominate weather conditions across the Eastern Caribbean including Trinidad and Tobago.
By the late morning, through the afternoon, isolated showers are forecast to develop, with very isolated areas becoming heavy and possibly developing into thunderstorms, favoring Southern and Southwestern Trinidad.
Winds are generally forecast between 20-30 KM/H by the late afternoon, with gusts up to 50 KM/H at times. Saharan dust is present in minimal concentrations across Trinidad and Tobago.
Last night’s minimum temperatures were 25.1°C at Piarco, Trinidad, and 26.7°C at Crown Point, Tobago. Tonight’s minimum temperatures are forecast to be near 25°C at Piarco, Trinidad, and 26°C at Crown Point, Tobago.
Today’s maximum high temperatures across T&T are forecast to be near 33°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 32°C at Crown Point, Tobago. Heat indices may top at 38°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 34°C at Crown Point, Tobago. The heat index is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity, generating a “feel’s like” temperature.
Seas are forecast to remain slight in open waters through the week. Waves in open waters are forecast between 1.0 and 1.5 meters, particularly East of Trinidad and Tobago over the 3 days. In sheltered areas, seas to remain smooth, below 1.0 meters. Winds will be from the east, at times from the southeast, at 10-15 knots through Friday.
Miminimal Concentrations of Saharan Dust Present Across Trinidad and Tobago
Saharan Dust: As of 9:00 AM Thursday 23rd May 2019, Saharan Dust concentrations are minimal across Trinidad and Tobago. Mild concentrations of Saharan Dust is forecast across T&T, reducing air quality to moderate levels at times and producing hazy skies across the islands. Much of the Eastern Caribbean’s air quality has returned to good levels. No additional surges of Saharan Dust forecast for the next 5 days.
Tropical Weather Update Overview:
— Jaguar, a rare subtropical cyclone off the east coast of Brazil, has dissipated. There will be no further updates for this system.
— The first “official” tropical wave of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season has moved off the West African Coast. Forecast to move across T&T on Tuesday 28th May 2019.