The second Yellow Level Adverse Weather Alert issued by the Met Service and in effect for today, Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd October 2020. (Image courtesy TTMS)


The Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) remains in effect until 8:00 AM Friday, says the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS).

“Most activity associated with the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and the tropical wave has remained mostly east of T&T, thus far,” the Met Service reports.

The TTMS adds: “However, it is still likely for periods of impactful showers/ rain and thunderstorm activity to return overnight. The risk of street/flash flooding and gusty winds will be present.”

In the TTMS’ forecast for tomorrow, Friday 2 October 2020:

“Sunny conditions will be interrupted by a few showers favouring western and hilly areas. There is a low chance of heavy afternoon showers/thunderstorms favouring Trinidad. Mostly fair night. Gusty winds and street/flash flooding can be expected in the event of heavy showers/thunderstorms.”

The NHC 5-day forecast for the tropical wave. (Image courtesy NHC)

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) also is monitoring this tropical wave for tropical cyclone formation.

As of 2:00 PM, the NHC had given this wave a near zero percent chance of formation over the next 48 hours. The NHC notes, however, that as it moves into the Western Caribbean, conditions could become more favourable early next week. In addition, chances for development over the next 5 days are at 20%.