Forecast: Isolated Showers, Partly Cloudy Skies & Hot Temperatures

Weather Forecast (Next 24 Hours)

As of 12:30PM Monday 29th April 2019, partly cloudy skies are occurring across Trinidad and Tobago. Isolated showers are forecast to affect Northern and Eastern Trinidad through the afternoon. Mostly hot and sunny conditions forecast elsewhere, with the low chance of isolated showers favoring hilly areas and Western Trinidad by the late afternoon. A settled and clear night is ahead.

Throughout morning, mostly settled conditions occurred across Trinidad and Tobago with a few brisk isolated showers favoring Northern and Central Trinidad. Partly cloudy skies are forecast to continue through the afternoon and evening, with the odd isolated shower due to low-level cloud patches traversing mainly Trinidad.

Showers are forecast to subside by the late evening, giving way to mostly clear skies, barring the odd isolated shower. A mostly settled evening is forecast for Trinidad and Tobago.

Generally gentle to fresh breezes (15-40 KM/H) winds are forecast for Monday, mainly from the east.

Temperatures

Last night’s minimum temperatures were 23°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 25°C at Crown Point, Tobago. Minimum low temperatures across Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow are forecast to range between 24°C-26°C, with temperatures at the upper end of the minimum low temperature range favoring Tobago. Low temperatures are likely to be lower across inland and mountainous areas.

Today, maximum high temperatures across T&T are forecast to be near a hot 33°C at Piarco, Trinidad and a heat index of 37°C . Across Tobago, maximum high temperatures are forecast to be a warm 31°C with a heat index of 33°C. 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 to remain up to 1.5 meters particularly East of Trinidad and Tobago through Tuesday. In sheltered areas, seas are forecast to remain smooth, below 1.0 meters. Winds will be from the east through the next 2 days at 10-15 knots.

Mild Saharan Dust Lingering Through The Week, Another Plume Forecast to Arrive This Weekend

Presently, dust concentrations remain at minimal levels across the Southern Caribbean. Across Trinidad and Tobago, air quality is at good to moderate levels. Most places across the Eastern Caribbean are presently experiencing good air quality. Areas in the immediate vicinity of bushfires may experience moderate air quality.

At moderate air quality levels, unusually sensitive groups should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

By late Friday, based on current information as of 12:30PM Monday 29th April 2019, a plume of mild to moderate concentrations of Saharan Dust is forecast to arrive at Trinidad and Tobago shores. Air quality is forecast to be reduced.

5 Day Air Quality Index Across Trinidad and Tobago
5 Day Air Quality Index Across Trinidad and Tobago

Throughout the week, i.e. Monday through Friday, minimal to mild concentrations of Saharan Dust are forecast across Trinidad and Tobago. Air quality is generally forecast to remain at good to moderate levels. The exception will be in areas experiencing smokey conditions due to bush fires and blowing dust in dry areas. In these situations, air quality may be further reduced to moderate levels.

 00Z April 28th 2019 NASA GEOS-5 Dust Model showing a surge of Saharan Dust arriving across T&T shores beginning on May 3rd 2019. Credit: Weatherbell
00Z April 28th 2019 NASA GEOS-5 Dust Model showing a surge of Saharan Dust arriving across T&T shores beginning on May 3rd 2019. Credit: Weatherbell
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