Forecast: Hot, Hazy Conditions Persisting. Few Isolated Showers Possible, Favoring Trinidad.

Weather Forecast (Next 24 Hours)

As of 8:00 AM Wednesday 15th May 2019, mostly sunny skies are occurring across Trinidad and Tobago. Across Southern Trinidad, cloudiness and a few isolated showers are moving across the area, generally remaining south of the island. Isolated showers are possible by late morning through the afternoon, favoring Southern Trinidad initially, with a few isolated showers possible, moving across the remainder of Trinidad. Tobago is forecast to remain mostly hot, sunny and hazy, with brief cloudy spells. A settled night ahead for both islands.

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An Atlantic high-pressure system continues to dominate weather conditions across Trinidad and Tobago, bringing generally breezy and settled conditions to the islands. A few isolated showers are possible due to low-level clouds moving across the islands, mainly across and near Southern Trinidad. By the late morning through the afternoon, partly cloudy skies are forecast across both islands, with a few brief, isolated showers possible across parts Trinidad. Mostly settled conditions are forecast into the late evening and night.

Winds will slightly decrease, with gusts to 50 KM/H at times, mainly during the afternoon. Saharan dust is present in mild to moderate concentrations across Trinidad and Tobago and is forecast to remain in place over the next week.

Beauford Wind Scale Land Impacts (Wind Forecast)
Beauford Wind Scale Land Impacts

With wind gusts up to 50 KM/H, whole trees can be in motion and there may be some inconvenience when walking against the wind gusts. Light outdoor objects may topple or become airborne such as garbage cans, loose galvanize or construction material and other outdoor furniture. Tents may jump. Winds are forecast to lessen as the week progresses.

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Temperatures

Last night’s minimum temperatures were 24.7°C at Piarco, Trinidad, and 26.2°C at Crown Point, Tobago. Tonight’s minimum temperatures are forecast to be near 25°C at Piarco, Trinidad, and 27°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. Similar temperatures are likely through the next three days, with maximum high temperatures forecast to be near 33°C at Piarco, Trinidad, and 31°C at Crown Point, Tobago. Heat indices may top at 38°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 35°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

Seas are forecast to remain moderate in open waters through the week. Waves in open waters are forecast up to 2.0 meters, particularly East of Trinidad and Tobago over the next 24 hours. In sheltered areas, seas are forecast to remain smooth, below 1.0 meters. Winds will be from the east through the next several days at 10-15 knots from the east.

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Moderate Concentrations of Saharan Dust Present Across Trinidad and Tobago

Saharan Dust concentrations are moderate across Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday. Decreasing concentrations are forecast throughout the week, as the peak of this dust event occurred on Monday.

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