Tropical Storm Elsa was upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane this morning, and Trinidad and Tobago, while not in immediate danger from hurricane force winds and rain, can expect some rough weather from Elsa’s feeder bands over the next day or so.
The latest Information Statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service advises:
“During the next 30 hours, feeder band activity will likely produce periods of rain/showers and isolated thunderstorm activity with possible gusty winds over Trinidad and Tobago.”
Met Service officials also warn that agitated seas can be expected during this period, especially near Tobago. Seas in open waters are already above 3.0 metres.
Trinidad is under a yellow-level Localized Flood Alert, which was fully activated from 8:00 am today, Friday, and will remain in effect through 6:00 pm on Saturday, following heavy overnight rainfall with the threat of additional rains in the coming hours.
The Met Service also advises that an Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) will go into effect for Trinidad and Tobago at 8:00 pm on Friday and remain in effect through 12:00 pm on Saturday.