The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office said yesterday there is a low potential for the ash fall from the volcanic eruption in St Vincent and the Grenadines coming to this country.
In an advisory yesterday, the Met Office said, “with the ongoing eruption at the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent there are no official, confirmed reports of ash making its way to Trinidad and Tobago.”
But in the statement, the Met Office said the current win regime is inhibiting the deposition of ash in Trinidad and Tobago and although the probability of significant impacts from ashfall is low (20 per cent) at this time, there is a potential for this to increase with evolving environmental conditions. In this regard, the TTMS advises of this potential hazard as a precautionary measure only to inform the relevant stakeholders and persons with health concerns.”
Already Barbados has come under heavy ashfall from the volcano miles away.
Over the weekend, reports, pictures and videos circulated showing ash filled skies in Barbados which turned the day into night and created extremely low visibility.
It prompted the closure of the Grantley Adams International Airport.
Ashfall also made its way to St Lucia affecting some parts of the island as well as in Grenada.
The volcano in St Vincent erupted on Friday and has had continuous eruptions since then.