TTMS Maintains Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) For T&T Due To ITCZ, Tropical Wave 53

The Adverse Weather Alert

Even with abundant moisture and favorable atmospheric conditions, shower and thunderstorm activity completely stayed to our north and east of Thursday. The ITCZ still remains north of T&T, with the axis of Tropical Wave 53 now moving across the Lesser Antilles as of Thursday afternoon.

As the axis moves across the region this evening, though models aren’t supportive of inclement weather, conditions will still be favorable for overnight showers and thunderstorms into Friday. However, our highest chances over the next 3 days for inclement weather is forecast to be on Friday night into early Saturday and from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has maintained the Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Thursday afternoon at 3:21 PM, which went into effect at 5:00 AM Thursday 1st October 2020, and will remain in effect through 8:00 AM Friday 2nd October 2020, though this may be extended as severe weather is possible into the weekend.

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

Most activity associated with the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and the tropical wave has remained mostly east of T&T thus far. However, it is still likely for periods of impactful showers/ rain and thunderstorm activity to return overnight. The risk of street/flash flooding and gusty winds will be present.” 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 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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