Waves

Waves to begin battering coastlines from midday today

The Met Office says sea conditions are expected to deteriorate this afternoon as northerly swells are forecast to reach coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago from midday today.

This northerly swell event is likely to affect coastlines for at least 48 hours.

The swells are forecast to reach 3 metres in open waters and above 1.5 metres in sheltered areas.

Individual wave heights, however, may reach in excess of 3 metres at times.

Three-metre waves expected again in 18-24 hours

The Met Office says northerly swells are forecast to reach coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago in 18 to 24 hours and as a result, sea conditions are expected to gradually deteriorate in 18 to 24 hours.

These swells are forecast to start affecting coastlines from tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 22nd February, 2018).

They are forecast to reach up to 3 metres in open waters and above 1.5 metres in sheltered areas.

Individual wave heights may reach in excess of 3 metres.

Ten-foot waves batter Toco

Huge ten-foot waves battered the shoreline in Toco, Matelot and other parts of the northeast coast yesterday, damaging nets and boats.

Fishermen spent yesterday afternoon frantically securing their pirogues. They said they had not seen such big waves in about ten years.

Residents and schoolchildren stood fearfully watching what they call in the village “ground sea”, the sea coming into the land.