Weather Forecast (Next 24 Hours)
As of 5:00 PM Monday 13th May 2019, mostly hazy but settled skies have returned to Trinidad and Tobago after some brief late afternoon showers. Through the evening and into tonight, mostly settled conditions are forecast to persist, with the low chance of a brief, isolated shower. Any shower activity is forecast to favor Eastern Trinidad and Tobago. See the details below.
Some welcome late afternoon showers brought some relief to the dusty and dry continues across Trinidad today. Gusty winds were also prevalent across Trinidad and Tobago, with numerous areas recording gusts between 40-50 KM/H and one record of 60 KM/H in Carenage.
Sunshine and hazy skies has returned to Trinidad by the evening hours, as it has persisted across Tobago for much of Monday. Mostly settled but hazy skies are forecast to the remainder of Monday. However, a few low-level cloud patches may traverse the islands bringing brief cloudy spells and the odd isolated shower, favoring Eastern T&T.
On Tuesday, winds will slightly decrease, with gusts to 55 KM/H at times, mainly during the afternoon. Mostly hazy and partly cloudy skies are forecast across both islands, with the chance of afternoon showers favoring Eastern Trinidad and hilly areas. Conditions should settle by the evening.
Saharan dust is present in moderate concentrations across Trinidad and Tobago and is forecast to remain in place over the next week.
With wind gusts up to 55 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.
Last night’s minimum temperatures were 25°C at Piarco, Trinidad, and 27°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 was 32.7°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 31.5°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 37°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 34°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 are forecast to remain moderate in open waters through the week. Waves in open waters are forecast between 2.0 and 2.5 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 15-20 knots from the east, decreasing to 10-15 knots by the end of the week
Moderate Concentrations of Saharan Dust Present Across Trinidad and Tobago
Saharan Dust concentrations are moderate across Trinidad and Tobago on Monday. Decreasing concentrations are forecast throughout the week, as the peak of this dust event is occurring presently.