Trinidad and Tobago will be under an Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) from 11:00 PM tonight through 6:00 PM Saturday 2nd October 2021.
According to the Met Office, “Due to a surge of relatively strong winds in the lower levels of the atmosphere, there is a high potential (70%) for gusty winds in excess of 55km/hr to accompany intermittent showers and isolated thunderstorms. Activity is expected to initially affect Tobago and gradually spread across Trinidad. While showery activity may be experienced by early night, more impactful activity is expected as the night progresses. Street flooding is likely in heavy downpours. Seas can become agitated especially in the vicinity of heavy showers/thunderstorms.”
This Adverse Weather Alert from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) is at a “possible” level, meaning two out of four on their certainty scale, the TTMS is calling for moderate impacts.
With moderate impacts possible, the public should be aware of the hazards in your area associated with gusty winds, street and flash flooding.
For a moderate Adverse Weather Alert, there is the potential for possible injuries, where behavioral changes are required to ensure safety. There may be minor damage to property, with income-earning temporarily disrupted and a couple of communities are affected.
The Met Office is advising the public to secure loose items and livestock. In addition, the public should monitor weather conditions and updates from official sources.
The official forecast for Saturday from the TTMS calls for a “Cloudy morning with intermittent showers will gradually give way to sunny, hazy and breezy conditions by mid-afternoon. There is the 60% (medium) chance of a thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds during the morning.”