Weather Forecast (Next 24 Hours)
As of 10:30 AM Monday 13th May 2019, mostly hazy and partly cloudy skies are occurring across Trinidad and Tobago. A brisk isolated shower is moving across South-Central Trinidad. Breezy conditions are forecast across both islands particularly this afternoon. Brisk, isolated showers are possible across Trinidad and Tobago throughout the day due to low-level cloud patches moving across T&T. Showers are to initially favor Eastern T&T, then across hilly areas through the afternoon.
Throughout Monday, mostly hazy skies with partly cloudy conditions are forecast across Trinidad and Tobago. Isolated showers, resulting from low-level cloud patches and (decreasing) low-level moisture are forecast to traverse the region. These patches will bring some isolated showers to eastern parts of Trinidad and Tobago mainly. Day time heating is forecast to trigger cloud development and isolated showers across both islands by the late morning, favoring hilly areas.
Saharan dust is present in moderate concentrations across Trinidad and Tobago and is forecast to remain in place over the next week.
Overnight, mostly hazy and settled conditions are forecast to persist. However, brief, isolated showers are forecast, favoring Eastern Trinidad and Tobago.
Generally fresh to strong breeze is forecast (29-49 KM/H) for Monday mainly from the east. However, wind gusts in the range of near gale to gale force are possible (up to 70 KM/H) across Trinidad and Tobago in the vicinity of showers and in hilly areas, favoring the afternoon hours. Winds are expected to decrease by the nightfall.
With wind gusts up to 70 KM/H, whole trees can be in motion with a few twigs breaking off trees 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 is forecast to be near 33°C at Piarco, Trinidad and 31°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.