The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has extended the Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) for Trinidad and Tobago until 8:00 PM Saturday.

According to the Met Office, there are ongoing heavy showers and thunderstorm activity affecting mainly parts of Trinidad and offshore marine areas of Tobago.

This activity is expected to continue during the afternoon affecting both islands. While some dampening of the activity is expected during the earlier part of the night, enhanced activity is again expected towards midnight.

Street/flash flooding, localized ponding, landslides/landslips and gusty winds in excess of 55 km/hr are still likely in areas of heavy showers or thunderstorms, with isolated downdrafts in excess of 65km/hr.

The color of the alert indicates the severity of the event and the probability of the event occurring. Currently, the alert level is at Yellow. This means that the hazard is likely, but the severity of impacts is moderate for this particular alert. You should be aware of the hazards in your area associated with gusty winds in excess of 65 KM/H, street, and flash flooding as well as landslides.

The Met Office is advising the public to assess environment before venturing out, secure loose items and livestock and monitor weather conditions and updates from official sources.