The current Adverse Weather Alert/YELLOW Level has been extended to 6 pm, today. (Image courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service)

The Met Service has extended the Adverse Weather Alert/YELLOW Level which it activated at midnight this morning, from 2 pm to 6 pm, today.

Forecasters explain in the Met Service’s latest advisory that there continues to be a high potential for moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms to affect Trinidad and Tobago, especially offshore areas, as another area of disturbed weather approaches the islands.

According to the advisory, while there is a current lull in activity, an increase in activity is again expected by late morning.

Street/flash flooding, localized ponding, landslides/landslips and gusty winds in excess of 55 km/hr are still likely in areas of heavy showers or thunderstorms.  As such, people living in areas prone to flooding and landslips and landslides must exercise caution, and prepare for these possibilities as far as humanly possible.

Members of the public also are encouraged to continue monitoring weather conditions and updates from official sources such as the Met Service at www.metoffice.gov.tt, and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management at www.odpm.gov.tt.