The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) for Northern and Central Trinidad.

According to the TTMS, there is a high potential for the development of heavy to intense showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon, which can result in rapid street or flash flooding. Winds may gust in excess of 45 KM/H in the vicinity of thunderstorms.

Showers and thunderstorms began across the East-West Corridor and Central Trinidad shortly after midday. The alert was issued by the Met Office at 1:03 PM and retroactively went into effect from 12:40 PM through 6:00 PM today.

The public is advised to exercise caution on the nation roadways, monitor updates from official sources as well as monitor weather conditions and watercourses in your area.

Street flooding has already been reported across the East-West Corridor, with flash flooding ongoing in Arouca. These areas were hit by flash flooding just a day ago as heavy thunderstorms brought torrential rainfall and lighting early Independence Day morning.