The Met Office says the weather system south-east of Trinidad and Tobago now has a 70% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in 3-4 days.
The Met Office notes, however, that Trinidad and Tobago is not under a tropical cyclone watch or warning at this time.
The following is the latest bulletin from the Met Office.
"At 8.00 a.m. today, Saturday 17th June, 2017, a broad area of disturbed weather, was located approximately 2560 km east-southeast of Trinidad and Tobago.
Over the last 24 hours, this area of disturbed weather has become better organized.
There is a medium chance (40%) of tropical cyclone development over the next 24 to 48 hours and a high chance (70%) over the next 3 to 4 days.
At this time, this is an area of disturbed weather for which the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) will be investigating and monitoring, paying particular attention to the likelihood of tropical cyclone development.
All interests in Trinidad and Tobago are asked to monitor the progress of this system and pay close attention to information being issued by the TTMS by visiting our website at www.metoffice.gov.tt, downloading our mobile app (search: TT Met Office) and following us on Twitter and Facebook. The TTMS is reminding citizens that we are in the Hurricane Season and adequate preparation is advised.
WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT AT THIS TIME TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH OR WARNING.
The TTMS will be closely monitoring this system as it moves across the Tropical Atlantic Ocean and will issue another bulletin within 24 hours."