Tropical Wave 51 Triggers Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) For T&T

The Adverse Weather Alert

Strong thunderstorms and heavy showers are forecast on Sunday as Tropical Wave 51 moves across Trinidad and Tobago. Heavier activity forecast to favor Eastern and Southern Trinidad, as well as Tobago through the morning, then across Western and Central Trinidad through the afternoon. A few afternoon thunderstorms may become severe, with activity subsiding by the evening, with a resurgence overnight into Monday.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Sunday morning at 6:16 AM, which retroactively went into effect at 6:08 AM Sunday 27th September 2020 and will remain in effect through 8:00 PM Sunday 27th September 2020.

Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.

Periods of showers, at times heavy, and occasional thunderstorms are expected today, with the passage of a Tropical Wave. Flash flooding and gusty winds in excess of 40 km/h can occur in areas of heavy showers. There is a high possibility of land slips or land slides in areas so prone” according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. This “alert” status takes into account the possibility of the event occurring. This adverse weather event is very likely.

The color of the alert indicates the severity of the event and the probability of the event occurring. Currently, the alert level is at Yellow. This means that the hazard is possible to be aware of the impacts of Street/Flash Flooding and Gusty Winds in your area. Areas prone to landslides should also be aware of the hazard and impacts.

Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
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