Adverse Weather Alert Cancelled. Lingering Showers Still Possible Overnight through Saturday

Adverse Weather Alert Canceled

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has canceled the Adverse Weather Alert as the “active” weather associated with Tropical Wave 13 subsides. Mostly cloudy conditions and a few isolated showers are forecast to persist tonight, gusty winds may still occur in the vicinity of showers as strong low-level winds persist.

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning.

Based on the latest model guidance, minimal additional rainfall accumulation is forecast, generally less than 5 millimeters across both islands through 2:00 AM Sunday, June 30th, 2019. Today’s inclement weather brought gusty winds bringing down trees, causing overhead electrical wires to spark, and generating locally rough seas. Street flooding was reported across several parts of San Fernando between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM with street flooding also occurring across several parts of the Penal Rock Road.

Information from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service concerning the Adverse Weather Alert Cancellation for June 28th, 2019.

Most of the thunderstorm and heavy showery activity has subsided however, some cloudiness and showers will persist into the night. Wind speeds have also decreased, however, breezy conditions are still anticipated and some gusty winds may occur near lingering showers.” according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.

The color of the watch indicates the severity of the event and the probability of the event occurring. Currently, the alert level is at Green.

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

The 13th tropical wave of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 18Z analysis on Friday 28th June 2019, is still nearing Trinidad and Tobago.

Tropical waves typically have fair weather ahead of the wave axis, though other features in the area such as surface troughs, increased atmospheric moisture, and local climatic effects, to name a few, may trigger showers and the odd thunderstorm. Following the passage of the wave, much of the active weather typically associated with a tropical wave occurs.
Tropical waves typically have fair weather ahead of the wave axis, though other features in the area such as surface troughs, increased atmospheric moisture, and local climatic effects, to name a few, may trigger showers and the odd thunderstorm. Following the passage of the wave, much of the active weather typically associated with a tropical wave occurs.
 Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
Image Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

What to Expect Over Next 24 Hours

Forecast For Trinidad and Tobago

Friday, through midnight (5:00 PM Friday to 12:00 AM Saturday) – Adverse Weather Alert Cancelled. Mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers across both islands with scattered showers likely across Tobago. Note that gusty winds may still occur in the vicinity of showery activity due to strong low-level winds across the region.

Saturday, after midnight through 8:00 AM (12:00 AM Saturday to 8:00 AM Saturday) Initially isolated to scattered showers through dawn will give way to a partly cloudy morning. Saharan Dust is forecast to be on the increase as the day progresses.

The Remainder of Saturday, until midnight (12:00 AM Saturday to 12:00 AM Sunday) – An increase in low-level winds, as well as Saharan Dust, is forecast as the day progresses, with degrading air quality. The upper-level trough is forecast to generate some mid to upper-level clouds across the region, resulting in a partly to mostly cloudy but hazy day.

Possible Impacts to Trinidad and Tobago

Gusty Winds: Gusty winds, generally between 35-50 KM/H are likely in the vicinity of showers. With wind gusts to 50 KM/H, large tree branches may begin to move. There may be some whistling heard on overhead wires and umbrellas may be hard to control. Small potted plants may be blown over.

High Wind Event Precautions
High Wind Event Precautions
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