Forecast: Isolated Showers to Interrupt Partly Cloudy to Cloudy Skies

Weather Forecast (Next 24 Hours)

As of 5:00 PM Saturday 4th May 2019, mostly cloudy skies are occurring across Trinidad and Tobago, with a few isolated showers favouring Eastern Trinidad. Locally, but brief, heavy rainfall and gusty winds are forecast. Heavier showers are likely to favour Eastern Trinidad. Breezy conditions are forecast across both islands, with hazy skies. Gusty winds up to 50 KM/H are possible, particularly in the vicinity of showers.

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Through this evening and tonight, cloudy conditions are forecast to persist across both islands. A few isolated showers are forecast across Trinidad, lesser so across Tobago as the evening progresses. These showers are due to trade winds converging and low-level cloud patches.

Gusty winds are likely in the vicinity of showery activity, up to 50 KM/H. These conditions are forecast to persist through the evening and into tomorrow. A few isolated heavy pockets may occur across parts of Eastern Trinidad, and accompanied by gusty winds.

Generally gentle to fresh breeze is forecast (12-38 KM/H) for Sunday mainly from the east. However, wind gusts in the range of strong to high wind are possible (39-61 KM/H) across Trinidad and Tobago in the vicinity of showers.

Beauford Wind Scale Land Impacts
Beauford Wind Scale Land Impacts

With wind gusts up to 60 KM/H, whole trees are expected to 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.

High Wind Precautions
High Wind Precautions

Winds are forecast to lessen as the weekend progresses.

Looking towards the remainder of Sunday into Monday, an increase in Saharan Dust is forecast. Though isolated showers are forecast to continue over the weekend, coverage across the island is forecast to be limited. Most showers will favour Eastern Trinidad lesser so Eastern Tobago and weaken as it moves westward. These showers will interrupt partly cloudy to sunny and hazy skies across both islands.

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Temperatures

Last night’s minimum temperatures were 25°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 26°C at Crown Point, Tobago. Tonight’s minimum temperatures are forecast to be near 25°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 26°C at Crown Point, Tobago. Similar low temperatures are forecast for Monday.

Today’s maximum high temperatures across T&T was 32.4°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 30.8°C at Crown Point, Tobago. On Sunday, maximum high temperatures are forecast to be near 33°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 31°C at Crown Point, Tobago. Heat indices may top at 35-37°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 32-35°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 to between 1.5 and 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 3 days at 15-20 knots from the east.

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Mild Saharan Dust Lingering Through The Week

Saharan Dust concentrations remain minimal to mild across Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday. Mild to moderate concentrations are forecast to linger for at least the next two weeks. A moderate to heavy plume is forecast to arrive across T&T by the second week of May.

Tropical Weather Outlook

At 8:10 AM, the US NWS National Hurricane Center issued a Special Tropical Weather Outlook concerning an area of low pressure in the West Atlantic. This area of low-pressure has near 0 chances of tropical development over the next 48 hours through the next 5 days. Read the full tropical outlook below.

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