Met Office warns of bad weather today

Date: 
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 10:45

The Met Office is forecasting bad weather Thursday afternoon and is advising citizens to take the necessary precautions.

The Met Office release the following statement today.

"Trinidad and Tobago will continue to experience cloudy to overcast conditions with showers and thundershowers. 

This activity is related to the presence of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). 

Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWP) forecast that there is a 60% chance that this rainfall activity will intensify later today and continue intermittently for at least 12 - 18 hours.

Although rainfall activity is not expected to be widespread, the occurrence of heavy showers in localized areas can yield rainfall accumulations between 25 to 30 mm or even greater in some locations.

It should be noted that gusty winds and localized street/flash flooding may occur in the vicinity of heavy showers and thundershowers. The possibility of landslides/landslips also exists.

Be alert to any electrical discharges from thundercloud activity.

Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their daily activities given the forecast weather conditions. All necessary measures must be adopted to preserve life and property.

WE STRONGLY UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING. 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring weather conditions and will issue another bulletin if the situation warrants."