Image courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.

Feeder band activity from Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to produce periods of rain/showers and isolated thunderstorm activity with possible gusty winds tomorrow, Friday 2 July, and into Saturday 3 July 2021, over Trinidad and Tobago.

An advisory from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) indicates that Elsa poses no direct threat to this country, but we can expect to experience some rough weather from her feeder bands, as she makes her way across the Caribbean.

At 8:00 am today, Tropical Storm Elsa was located approximately 1,255 km east-southeast of the Windward Islands, centred near 9.6N 50.2W and moving towards the west near 41 km/hr.  At that time, meteorologists recorded maximum sustained winds of 65km/hr with higher gusts.

On the projected track (as at 8 am today) the centre of the system is forecast to move across portions of Windward Islands and the southern Leeward Islands, north of Trinidad and Tobago, on Friday July 2nd, and then move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by late Friday night.

As such, as of 8:00 am today, Grenada and its dependencies have been placed under a Tropical Storm Watch.  A Tropical Storm watch also is in effect for Guadeloupe.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for:

●   St. Vincent and the Grenadines

●   St. Lucia

●   Barbados

●   Martinique